This work comes from the simple desire of a full-time art teacher to make art of her own and yet still see the art process through the lens of her children. These drawings ended up reflecting the inseparable bond that I have with them, their degree of affection and love that I rely on, their influence on me and on one another. As teacher this is so little time to make my own art, as a mother, there are no moments when my children and family are not present in my thoughts. There is a recklessness, the freedom to draw outside the boundaries with abandon, which goes beyond parameters and canons of beauty that I, as an adult, desire. As teacher and artist, I want to move within a degree of control and perfection, and that had to be released the moment I passed each drawing onto my children, given the array of markers, pencils and crayons on the table, and asked them to participate however they felt inspired to do so.
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