Small series on forgiving
The Rolling with love
IF you are visiting with my new show,
you might notice a small collection of works connected by the imagery
of embroidered 1970's era butterflies and flowers.
The images were made by my examination of a pillow my
mother made when I was a child.
My mom was excellent with needlework. This pillow is actually more playful than her usual pieces,
But in a sweet bright 70's colored way. Compared to her other works,
which were more classic in color and design. Yet, the stitching is complicated
and advanced, as you can see.
I have come to observe and be grateful for the beauty in these creations.
I wonder where I was and what we were doing when they were made years ago.
Thinking through what a mom does and thinks and escapes or stays for.
Aren't we complex?
Could you forgive a mom that disconnects from her children?
How about if she is makes beautiful things while she does?
I hope you can enjoy these paintings as I did making them.
I grew to love the woman that created them, and me :)
Forgiveness just follows.