8x10 inches, edition of 250
11x14 inches, edition of 150
20x24 inches, edition of 50
All prints are signed and numbered on an Authenticity Card
Mother's Bedroom is an oil painting from a series called Precious(2008), which mostly depicted my single, childless women friends (myself included), borrowing other peoples' children and beautiful homes in order to enact Cassatt-esque scenes of domestic and maternal abundance. Sometimes when I was shooting (I use photos as reference, but I do all of the drawing freehand so that it retains some "feeling" or "magic" that gets lost when paintings approximate the still image too closely) I would get carried away observing the children. In this case, Makenzie, the daughter of my dear friends John and Amy Phelan, and her friend Tatiana, were having a sleep-over. I wanted to depict a privileged adolescence in which girls are exploring their feminine identity through make-up - something I would have longed for when I was their age (my mom never let me have make-up!).