Projects > Artist Residency in Motherhood

Handmade Coil Pot
Terra cotta air-hardening clay
8.5 x 9 cm
Sweet Almond Lotion Bar
Organic shea butter, natural yellow beeswax, organic virgin coconut oil and sweet almond oil
7 x 3 x 6 cm
Nature bracelets
Masking tape, bark, twigs, grass, leaves and flowers
Moon Book
Pencil on Moleskine notebook
9 x 14 cm
Cars Zine
Finger paint, stamps and black ink
10.5 x 7 cm
Pink Whale
Wool mitten, googly eye
Embroidery on cloth
14 x 14 cm

I embarked on a year-long Artist Residency in Motherhood (ARiM) in October 2016. You can read more about the ARiM here. This gallery features collaborations I have undertaken with my son as well as self-reflective work on motherhood, home- and art-making, including sketches for future projects. My artistic inspiration for this work is partly drawn from Gianfranco Baruchello's and Henry Martin's How to Imagine: a narrative on art and agriculture (1983) - namely, its emphasis on art in the everyday world: "We always had the idea of using all the objective things around us, the objects we have, things in general, the spaces at our disposal, the outdoors around us, we always had the idea of using this all for, well, it's hard to say, some sort of theater, a life. Poetry" (29).