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Mother and Child Series

Mother and Child
Artist Statement

Each piece in the Mother and Child series is a celebration of relational life in my home during my sons’ little years.  My intent is to depict the loveliness of my wife during her happy and chaotic first chapter of mothering, the boundless energy of our three boys, and the wonder of the mother-child connection.  My aesthetic decisions are informed by the rapid pace of early parenthood.  In keeping with this pace, large sections of each piece were initially rendered in a gesture-drawing style.  Likewise, the contours surrounding each abstracted figure convey the movement and ever-changing nature of life with infants and toddlers.  In celebrating my family with these marks, my aim is to remind myself and others to honor God by remaining present and attentive to loved ones despite chaotic seasons in this already distracting digital age.

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