Family are Parents, Mothers and Fathers, Siblings, Sisters, Brothers, Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Grandmas, Grandpas, partners, and friends. Family can be born into and family can be chosen. Family can be people we meet in person and in the virtual world. Family are the people who help us grow, accept us, protect us, nurture and love us.
The nude figure in the upper middle of the image represents vulnerability, need, and growth as a result of personal determination and the support from family. The figures surrounding them represent all of the people in their family. May we all find the family we deserve.
I am an artist, parent, arts educator and community collaborator working and living in central Oshawa. Art has become many things for me - a service I offer, an experience to share in academic settings. But before any of these things it serves as a place to put the parts of myself that have nowhere else to go. I recognizes how lucky I am to have this outlet.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.