THE day I found out I was pregnant, was an incredibly joyful day. I'll never forget the day. I immediately went into the studio to "dump" this joy I felt onto canvas or paper- anything. I was simultaneously supporting a close female in my life who had just said goodbye to her baby too soon. I recognized in that exact moment that life was fragile and unpredictable... all I had was the present. I winded up doing "body prints" to document my body in that exact moment.
Doing these body prints felt like my "highest work". They brought me present in my thought patterns and created a highway of thankfulness in my heart. In short, they grounded me during a period of my life that felt like I was constantly being shifted by waves of hormones and morning sickness. This day, this work, began my recent artist in residency on "Motherhood". This is something that feels so good to make space in my studio to explore as I continue to "grow" physically, emotionally, and spiritually into the woman, mother, and artist I was born to be.