Portfolio > Invisible Mother's Milk: 2012 gloves, drawings and photographs

"Mother flash"
acrylic on paper
11"x 14"
2013
Invisible mother photograph with hand painted tattoo detail
paint and digital photograph
5" x 7"
2013
"Girl Cries From Her Eyes..."
acrylic on vintage gloves
2013
"Mother and Daughter"
paint on found photo
2" x 4"
2016
"All is Sorrowful and in Perfect Rapture"
acrylic an wax on paper
5" x 7"
2015
"Witch Mother's Flood"
acrylic and wax on vintage gloves
3" x 5"
2013
Traditional tattoo flash imagery inspired by femininity, mothering, death, love and grief.
Acrylic and wax on paper
4.5" x 7"
2013
vintage gloves painted with tattoo imagery
acrylic and wax on vintage gloves
3" x 5" each
2013
invisible mother photograph with hand painted tattoo detail contemporary art contemporary photography
digital photograph with painted detail
5" x 7"
2013
found photograph with painted details
Painted found photo
2" x 4"
2013
Traditional tattoo flash inspired by femininity, mothering, death, love and grief.
Acrylic and wax on paper
4.5"x7"
2013
found photo of mother and daughter painted with wax
paint and wax on found photo
3" x 5" each
2013
"For the Ladies"
acrylic and wax on paper
5" x 7" each
2013
"Long Body"
acrylic on hand sewn gloves
5" x 6' each
2013
"Gloves Blame Her (for Cori Winrock)"
acrylic and wax on vintage gloves
5" x 21" each
2013
"Invisible Mother"
acrylic and wax on paper
5" x 7"
2013
"Sweetheart Mom"
acrylic and wax on vintage gloves
5" x 21" each
2013
Traditional tattoo flash imagery inspired by femininity, mothering, death, love and grief.
Acrylic and wax on paper
4.5" x7"
2013
$200
"Doll Parts"
acrylic and wax on vintage gloves
6" x 19" each
2013
Tattoo flash inspired by traditional tattoo imagery focusing on femininity, mothering and death
Acrylic and wax on paper
4.5" x7"
2013
$200
Traditional tattoo flash imagery inspired by femininity, mothering, death, love and grief.
Acrylic and wax on paper
4.5" x7"
2013
$200
Traditional tattoo flash imagery inspired by femininity, mothering, death, love and grief.
Acrylic and wax on paper
4.5" x7"
2013
$200
"Mom"
2015

"Invisible Mother's Milk" solo show at Packer Schopf Gallery 2012


"Invisible Mother's Milk" was a body of work made during 2011-2012. This work began with research into what seems like disparate visual expressions, everything from tattoo, fashion, vintage photography and comparative mythology. I was looking for representations of motherhood and wether those images aligned with a personal truth that grew out of experiencing motherhood. The end result is exhibition with a mash up aesthetic. Photographs, painted vintage gloves, fabric, paper, and wax all created new representations that expresses my experiences as a wife, mother, an artist, a rebel and a tattooed woman.

Through habits of antique collecting that were formed in vintage stores and thrift shops of the midwest, I began accumulating vintage photographs of "invisible mothers" and vintage women's gloves, and other bits of feminine ephemera.  Each object spoke to me about the social construct of a "good" mother and her attributes. The "good" mother or the "cult of domesticity and true womanhood" a

My work can be purchased through Packer-Schopf Gallery in Chicago Packer Schopf Gallery and at Yard Dog Gallery in Austin Yard Dog Gallery