OFFSPRING
of motherhood & artmaking

OFFSPRING: of motherhood & artmaking is an artist book completed in 2017 to contain my visual reflections on being an artist and a mother. The pages contain photography-based mixed-media portraits of my children. While they are portraits of my own specific children, at its core, Offspring is an expressive photography book about childhood and the passage of time through the lens of an artist-mother.

The images that comprise the series itself are made with antique & toy cameras, and a variety of films. Some are multiple in-camera exposures, while others are transformed with metal leaf or embroidery.

This project is an embodiment of my art manifesto, where I choose to embrace the tension of making artwork in the context of family life. I completed this book during the first year of my Artist Residency in Motherhood, and is a visual companion to my other reflections on life as an artist-mother.

 

EXHIBITION HISTORY

images from the OFFSPRING series have appeared in galleries in Brooklyn, NY, Ventura, CA, and Astoria, Oregon.


 

images created for OFFSPRING series

 
 

full view of the interior of the OFFSPRING book

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