How did I become so keenly aware of sharp corners, electrical outlets, and ways to injure oneself? I am a mother.
My attempts to manage or lessen these risks make clear to me the reality – so much is out of my control. This exhibition stands as a document and an examination of my response to these risks.
I took many visual cues from my son, Parker. I was inspired by the simplicity of the formal and material qualities in his own art. I used his creative practice, rooted in curiosity and collecting, as a foundation for making.
This “experiment in awareness” is not solely limited to motherhood.
Risk is present wherever we find something precious.
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This exhibition was made possible by the Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design’s 2015 Summer Research Grant Award.