Are You My Mother?
When I was twenty I had a feeling that I would die at age sixty. In 2012 I turned sixty. These monoprints are studies for continued thoughts about living beyond sixty and The Mother.
I made them in 2012 around the time the long standing rift between mom & I was beginning to mend. Before that time I had little conscious understanding of mother love, other than as a metaphor or psychological concept. Is that true? Well, maybe not completely, but it is the story that made sense to me, as I was growing up and trying to understand my own tendencies & impulses. I have brought myself from “no mother” to “Are You My Mother?” with the help of my elderly flesh & blood mother & the fact that I lived beyond 2012 into a new realm.