Proposal for exhibition:

Spent studio time submitting to an upcoming conference.  Sharing a few thoughts from today's labor here.

 

Just a housewife: self reconciliation in the form of mark making

This work was made following the birth of three boys in a span of five years.  It explores both the formative aspects of motherwork and the self marginalization met in the process.  Rooted in personal experience and intuition these objects of handiwork provide an entry point into broader gendered questions of caregiving and domesticity.  Time spent in the art making process provided a practical approach to mining the demands of parenting young children for a new construct of self that is simultaneously available and boundaried.  The work includes time-based mark making done in the home and further developed in the studio.  It's chief interest is that of color, used as a metaphor for the fluid and ambiguous nature of negotiating family life.

 

  "Her shadow lived just across the street"      Acrylic + charcoal on canvas  

 "Her shadow lived just across the street"      Acrylic + charcoal on canvas