Mom Brain, Graphite on paper, 50 x 38 inches

Mom Brain

drawing, exhibition install, figurative, landscape, photograph, self portrait, still life, studio photograph

2018

“Mom Brain” fuses elements of realism with the transformative nature of new motherhood. Inspired by the first years of parenthood, the images are drawn from scenes of daily life. In a time when life is hectic and all consuming, yet somehow simultaneously meandering and repetitive, these drawings make a conscious effort to process and reflect my surroundings and experiences. Fleeting moments are captured through the immediacy of iPhone photography and transformed into large scale drawings. I manipulate tropes of photorealism, such as the glamorous French Braid, and infuse it with the grit and grunge of life with a toddler: Parental Realism. There is beauty and humor in the honest and imperfect.

Mom Brain, Graphite on paper, 50 x 38 inches

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Installation at Second Street Gallery.  Image Courtesy of Stacey Evans Photography and Second Street Gallery.

Installation at Second Street Gallery. Image Courtesy of Stacey Evans Photography and Second Street Gallery.

Image Courtesy of Stacey Evans Photography and Second Street Gallery.

Image Courtesy of Stacey Evans Photography and Second Street Gallery.