This grouping of mother and child pictures starts with a piece I made while pregnant with my first child, in a naive style that’s also reflective of my inexperience with motherhood. Then there’s a detail from “Family Portrait”, which I made for a Christmas card in 1986, showing my son Ian in my arms. Next is a close-up from “Mother’s Dance”, a more active piece, with many gesturing arms and then a detail from a CD cover entitled “A Little Music on the Prairie”. The series ends with a nursing mother from “The Red Chair”.
Close-ups (mother and child)
Note: See other posts in the Close-ups series archive here.
Lovely stuff, Sally.
Happy New Year!
OXO, Carolyn C
Oh, Salley! I am just catching up with your blog after a few weeks of family time, and it is such a delight! And it looks like someone beat me to doing a piece on your self-portrait, but that’s okay, I’ll feature something else special about you and your work. Sorry I have taken so long to get around to it, but it was a busy Fall. love, Beth
It’s good to have you back, Beth. I’ve missed your encouraging comments as well as new projects on your blog!
Oh *The Red Chair* brings back soooo many memories. I would have had to put the postman and the UPS man in there as I can’t tell you how many times I was nursing my twins and my older son 9 (well then 3) would fling open the front door ! LOL
Again the detail is amazing down to the little fat baby feet .