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Mother(Ing) As Meditation

September 6, 2023, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

High Low
3301 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO United States

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Artist Statement:

Raising my son Rainier humbles my art practice and drives my evolving consciousness. Motherhood and mindfulness are a doorway to unearth the deeper story of myself. During the pandemic I painted precious and quotidian moments of my days in a small format. I documented the strangeness of pandemic life, the struggles of parenting a toddler, and my communion with nature. Creating work became a meditative lifeline to process extreme duality of grief and joy, to validate my experiences, and to create connections to others. This prolonged solitude started a practice that led me to heal trauma and cultivate self-compassion.My new book “Mother(ing) as Meditation” will be released during this exhibit, this will be the first place to view and purchase the book. This show represents the culminating artwork produced in conjunction with the book.

My art centers engagement with social change through the sharing of stories in community spaces. I make work about subcultures, outsiders, and the informal configurations of community. I examine identity through illustrating stories that are intimate and comment on larger social issues. Primarily I work with paint, but I additionally construct animated films made from my artwork, using stop motion animation techniques.

*Walk-In Gallery Hours at High Low are every day, from 8am – 3pm. Private gallery visits can be made for all galleries by appointment. To make an appointment, and for questions or concerns, please contact [email protected] or (314) 549-9990 ext. 105

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