Hidden Mother Statement

This series is a personal commentary about the evolution of women's roles in our society and how those roles and expectations shift when a woman becomes a mother.  It is a response to the Victorian photography trend by the same title where mothers draped themselves in fabric in order to remain concealed while holding their children still for the long exposure photography. Their attempts to camouflage themselves gave the mothers an eerie, almost ghost-like presence.  

 

My mixed media painting series explores my fascination with the bizarre trend and the responses that it evoked through my identity as a mother.  It is by concealing the figure, that I am asking the viewer to reflect on that which defines the role of a mother. 

The Hidden (Creative Rainbow) Mother

The Hidden (Creative Rainbow) Mother

Oil & embroidery thread on canvas 18"w x 24"h 2020 SOLD

The Hidden Mother (Behind the Smile)

The Hidden Mother (Behind the Smile)

Acrylic, coarse pumice gel medium & embroidery thread on canvas 20"w x 20"h 2020 SOLD

The Hidden (Muse) Mother

The Hidden (Muse) Mother

Acrylic on canvas 20"w x 20"h 2020 SOLD

The Hidden (Flooded) Mother

The Hidden (Flooded) Mother

Acrylic & embroidery thread on canvas 12"w x 12"h 2020 SOLD

The Hidden (Healing) Mother

The Hidden (Healing) Mother

Acrylic & embroidery thread on canvas 12"w x 12"h 2020 SOLD

Hidden Mother Nature

Hidden Mother Nature

Acrylic & embroidery thread on raw canvas 12" circle 2020 SOLD

The Hidden Mother in the Yellow Wallpaper

The Hidden Mother in the Yellow Wallpaper

Oil, Acrylic & garnet gel medium on canvas 16"w x 18"h 2020 SOLD

Hidden (Earth) Mother

Hidden (Earth) Mother

Acrylic & embroidery thread on canvas 15"w x 17"h 2020 SOLD

Hidden Grieving Mother

Hidden Grieving Mother

Oil, acrylic & embroidery thread on canvas 12"w x 12"h 2020 SOLD