Sunday, May 09, 2010
A Story for Mother's Day
To start the process the Dad writes a bit of text and sends it to me, along with a bunch of pictures. His text is poetic and heartfelt - it sums up his feelings about his children, the things they do together, likes/dislikes, etc. I use his writing as inspiration and then search thru my collection to find visuals that will help create a meaningful piece.
Here are this year's pieces. Each and every collage element is symbolic and specific to this family's story. And that is what these collages represent - stories. I love the role of visual story-teller. Inserting hidden parts into my works, little snippets that surprise and (hopefully) delight the viewer. Each and every time, I truly feel honored to have been 'allowed in' if you know what I mean.
Happy Mother's Day to my Mom and to all the Moms who work so hard making this world a better place.