A Portrait of a Woman and A Mother During a Pandemic

A Portrait of a Woman and A Mother During a Pandemic

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My mixed media works take discarded items from my house, community and town transfer station to create sculptures and alternative landscapes that embody the craziness of motherhood and environmental chaos. The mix of old kids’ clothes, paint globs, toys and rags, incorporated with dirt and other natural elements, look as if they are simultaneously growing and decaying. They express the weight of raising children in environmental disorder while juggling our lives and trying to maintain a sense of self and balance. Referencing the overuse of stuff in our lives and the mental load that women carry around, piles of trash take on a second, organic life. I work through the mess of life to try to find order in chaos and beauty in the reality of imperfection.