Series: “having to do with Motherhood”

This series began when my wife and I decided to have a child together. Prompted by the changes I witnessed my wife going through— from conception, pregnancy, labor and birth — I created “having to do with Motherhood,” 16 works that exhibit wildly different emotional states of being through the eventual birth of our son Jerry. My personal reflections and judgements on the stages of this process for me and my family appear in quotes. 

 

 

 

paintings one - five

"The beauty is surreal as you stand naked in front of the window with golden sunlight silhouetting your body. I love you and can’t begin to describe the feelings. I paint between love making. Your body is soft against mine. Fuzzy you say as my soft hair rubs against your body. The paint keeps flowing and the paintings keep coming."

 Having to do with Motherhood 1, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2016. $12,000

 

 

 

Having to do with Motherhood 2, 108 x 51 inches, (274 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2016. $12,000

 

 

 

 Having to do with Motherhood 3, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2016. $12,000

 

 

 

Having to do with Motherhood 4, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2016. $12,000

 

 

 

 Having to do with Motherhood 5, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2016. $12,000

 

 

 

six - eight

"Over time you start becoming irritable and kind of big. You are still beautiful! We wait in anticipation to find out if we’re having a boy or a girl. We nickname the little creature Wiggles and the name sticks with everyone we know. You are the purity of feminine form, what your body was meant for. We take photos as time goes by and you show more baby everyday."

 Having to do with Motherhood 6, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2017. $12,000

 

 

 

Having to do with Motherhood 7, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2017. $12,000

 

 

 

 Having to do with Motherhood 8, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2017. $12,000

 

 

 

nine - sixteen

"You came little boy and you are magnificent! The beauty was overshadowed by many days of waiting in the hospital trying to get you to come out. The doctors tried everything, nurses too! and nothing worked. Finally, you were delivered by c-section. Your Mom was hurting and drugged a little too much and the haze lasted long enough to want to forget."

 Having to do with Motherhood 9, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2017. $12,000

 

 

 

 Having to do with Motherhood 10, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2017. $12,000

 

 

 

Having to do with Motherhood 11, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2017. NFS

 

 

 

 Having to do with Motherhood 12, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2017. $12,000

 

 

 

Having to do with Motherhood 13, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2018. $12,000

 

 

 

Having to do with Motherhood 14, 46 x 43 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on canvas 2018. $8,000

 

 

 

Having to do with Motherhood 15, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2018. $12,000

 

 

 

Having to do with Motherhood 16, 120 x 51 inches, (365.5 x 129.5 cm), Acrylic on watercolor paper, 2018. $12,000

 

 

 

 

 

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