The Many Faces of One
3' x 2'
Hand needle felted wool
This piece was based off of a dream I had. As a self identifies as an artist, gender queer femme who is a mother, artist, caretaker, survivor of an experience resulting in PTSD, wife, a person with bipolar and more-- I am many things and not any one of those things solely defines who I am.
Yet each one is equally important in encompassing who I am in a variety of ways. When I became a new mother life became that of a hectic circus. I welcomed and new that was my most important role at the time for my children where innocent and needed me.
However, I experienced a painful moment when in society all of those other aspects of me became lost, or so it felt, by societies standards of what I was supposed to be rather than what I wished to be. I wanted to be still seen as an artist, a strong person who loved to read but often I was glosses over for being "the stay at home parent" even though that has been one of the most hardest jobs I have ever had.
I am many things than just what is seen in this body and it all makes my life beautiful and deserves to be seen.