I'll Take Your Picture Under the Dogwood Tree is an ongoing personal series exploring surrender and femininity.
excerpt of artist statement, in progress-
A study in surrender. A study in the energy that I expend as I seek to embody my mother self, my wife self, my artist self. A search and embrace for beauty in the temporary, in the imminent decay. A search through the natural world for my new, perhaps dormant identity that shifted so profoundly in the short time after becoming a mother. I take my daughter’s hand and lead her to the flowers. A thousand little life cycles, a thousand ovaries. A birth, an offering. She marvels at the bumble bees.