This show was exhibited at
the SUNRISE GALLERY
February 3 - 25, 2007
765 Beach Blvd., Hamilton, Ontario
Curators: Martin Nye and Christine Averink
Several pieces were displayed at the
Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto
March 17-29, 2007
Curator: Fay Athari
As a mother of two babies, then toddlers, now pre-teens, my days have been full and fulfilled. Toys, diapers, teddy bears and cribs gave way to wash-dish, crayons, playing zoo, and little chairs and tables. Now it is computer games, Much Music and girly-girl cliques.
As an artist, looking back through the mist of seeming chaos, when thoughts and actions swirled and turned in a frenetic dance of cries and needs, tears and wants, hugs and laughter, I remember.
I remember jewel-time glimpses of exquisite clarity, when all sound ceases and movement calms to one perfect moment of unblinking focus.
eyelashes against rounded, soft cheeks,
small fingers trying to hold water,
the colour of ripening pears on the sill
soap bubbles evaporating in the sink
a vase backlit by garden sun
multi-coloured light reflecting off pine floors
a child-held breath in the stillness of discovery.
In this series of still life and figure paintings,
created in and of my domestic space,
I remember again
moments of intimate grace.