Raw edged fused applique
This piece has a lot of symbolism for me. I chose a location that is familiar and placed myself there.
I have been reflecting about my daughter's upcoming wedding and her moving onto another
phase of her life. It made me think of my role of mother and how each of my five children are now
adults and living their own lives. I used birds to show them each in flight moving on.
I don't think I realized the importance of the job when I had my children.
I was lucky to be able to stay at home to raise them and I am proud to let them go.
I began with a drawing. I intended to show an aging face and hands that have done many jobs, but the piece was too small to properly show that detail.
I placed her on the piece.
"When am I going to show up in something?"