My Mother and Child piece continues to be a work in progress. Even though I painted it a year ago I’m finding it to be a very therapeutic to work on. It’s relevant to my life now and how I’m working through feelings and experiences.
The child is wearing a cloak of feathers. Her mother is entwined in a cloak of tree branches – though sometimes I wonder if she isn’t a tree herself. Whatever… she is rooted. Grounded. Certain. There is no messing with this strong female presence.
I began this mother and child painting during an online course called Mother Earth and I can’t let it go.
It’s poignant that I have been reflecting on my experience of being an abandoned child, how we (I!) crave safety and the intense love a mother has for her child. The therapeutic meanings behind the image are relevant and personal to me.
Synchronicity plays games with me, I’ve also been briefly dipped into the rich, lush colours and secret gardens of Marrakech, with my family. It’s drawn me into adding and building on this image with golds, reds and turquoise.
I’ll post an update on this image as the work progresses.