self portrait

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self portrait
44 in
42 in
(112 cm x 107 cm)
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For years and years my artwork and my life were wrapped up in motherhood. My husband and I have four children, and this piece was made the year the third one was born. The fourth side has no border, just a binding. I see it as a premonition of the fourth baby, yet to come. That the mother is nursing her babe and drawing at the same time is how I was. How I still am. An artist and as good a mother as I can be - at the same time.
Maternity clothes, cotton, fabric paint
Hand painted, machine pieced, hand quilted