BOOK CONTRIBUTION: AN ARTIST AND A MOTHER
FORTHCOMING: "Ma – reframing the representation of the maternal subject in the (negative) space of (m)otherhood" in An Artist and A Mother book by Demeter Press.
An Artist and a Mother is a book of visual artworks and essays that speak to the diverse ways artists balance creative life with the demands of mothering. It includes thirty seven essays describing the work of thirty-nine international artists and an art collective, as well as a resource guide with books, journals, magazines, organizations, and other resources.
This book seeks to highlight the growing body of artist mothers who are making visually and conceptually interesting artwork not just despite their status as mothers, but often because of the inspiration and challenges that come with motherhood.
Selection from my writing for "An Artist and A Mother" anthology, Demeter Press. Due for publication early 2023.
Ma – reframing the representation of the maternal subject in the (negative) space of (m)otherhood
"... In Art, negative space is just as important as the positive forms. A critical compositional element, it balances the whole picture, encouraging the viewer to look at certain points in the image, ... all eyes towards the navel gazing. Don't come into my space and ask “When are you going to have children?” As if making were that easy...."