Close-ups (mother and child)

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”. 

detail from "Mother and Child", 1983

detail from "Family Portrait", 1986

detail from CD cover, "A Little Music on the Prairie", 1994

detail from "The Red Chair", 1994

Note: See other posts in the Close-ups series archive here.