ArchiveD Moments: Mom as Muse

Several years ago during a period when time slowed down and life became very still, I decided to use my sketchbook as an archive to collect moments and observations during the challenging caregiving years. I experienced time as stillness and its slowness transformed my artwork. It transformed the scale of the images and they became more intimate and thoughtful. It also transformed the subject matter from compositions of space and how we engage the landscape and the city, to transcribing intimate moments that anchor our relationships with others. The image exclusively focused on the figure rather than our built environment. Working with the figure is traditional and yet the figure remains for me a territory that offers endless exploration of a mystery that is contained and revealed within another. 

"Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it."

From "Sometimes" by Mary Oliver