As a child, I was disturbed by the lines on my mother’s stomach. Later, as a mother myself, I found... Read More
As a child, I was disturbed by the lines on my mother’s stomach. Later, as a mother myself, I found similar wrinkles and marks on my own belly and, studying them, began to see them as no longer ugly, but symbolic of motherhood. I see beauty in these lines. Just as there is softness in the breast, so too there is softness in the lines of childbirth.
I have now developed these ideas in a series of drawings and paintings titled "Life-lines", reflecting the marks which connect women globally as evidence of the universal phenomenon of childbirth - an experience which brings not only pain, but also joy and hope for the future.