bovine:EARLY PARENTING YEARS

Becoming a parent has been quite the adventure.  

A lot of it is beautiful beyond words, and another part has been very gross and difficult.  Things I thought would be peaceful to me, such a breast feeding, was arduous and inconvenient.  Other things I thought would be hard, like caring for them when they’re sick or sleep training, was second nature. 

Since my first born, I have had a lot of transition and change happen. This series is not only trying to depict feelings of parenthood but my personal changes during those first three years. Some of the emotions I touch on are quitting a full-time position I loved to be a stay at home mom, moving to 2 different states, making 5 places in 3 years my family’s home, renovating 3 houses (2 of which I was pregnant), and the list goes on and on. I needed to paint it out using my cows. 

Self-portraiture did cross my mind but I want viewers to be able to put themselves in the emotion of the painting, and feel a little of what I have been feeling. If I painted my cute kids and wonderful husband, well, that’s all I’d see in the work too. They aren’t the point.  The point is the feeling of getting through something, experiencing it with all of yourself.

Third Trimester
Third Trimester

oil on canvas 8 x 8 in. (20.3 x 20.3cm) 2021 unavailable

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38 Weeks Pregnant
38 Weeks Pregnant

oil on canvas 6 x 6 in. (15.2 x 15.2 cm) 2022 $75.00

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My Shy Child
My Shy Child

oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.48 x 40.64 cm) 2019 unavailable

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Third Trimester
Third Trimester

oil on canvas 8 x 8 in. (20.3 x 20.3cm) 2021 unavailable

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