Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistJaeda DeWalt Platinum Member CollectionEnchanted
Description This SP was inspired by a mother/child sculpture gift i received from a friend. I felt a connection to this sculpture on a sorrowful level for many complicated reasons. The main reason being having never experienced a loving or nurturing bond with my mother.
She had a traumatic childhood and never found her way through, her development was arrested. I never got the sense that she loved herself or had a healthy sense of self-esteem. So how could i expect her to love me, when she never found a way to love herself?
It is not my mother i long for, we never connected. But from time-to-time, when the holidays and birthdays come round, i do long for a mother figure to come home to, a safe sanctuary of love and acceptance. In the absence of that love, ive learned to create a safe sanctuary within and have a few precious friends, with whom, i am blessed to share a loving and nurturing bond.
It is wonderful to have a source of unconditional love, we all crave it but ultimately we need to already have that for ourselves, within ourselves, that we may give and receive love from a place of pure love and abundance.
Creating this portrait helped me work through my mother issues and properly grieve for something i always yearned for but never had
On a positive note, my mother was a classy and elegant beauty. She taught me to be polite, she taught me manners and how to carry myself with grace. She kept a meticulously clean house and spent a lot of time doing crochet, and needlepoint, she was very good at it. She also made the best cakes and pies. She was a very talented with baking and desserts. Do to her own issues she didnt like me but she still made sure i was clothed, fed and educated. She gave me life and i will be forever grateful for that.
About Me: I am a self-taught photographic artist. My art explores my internal landscapes, like... survivor issues, spirituality and sensuality. Much of my work is comprised of self-portraits. My intent with my creations is to be one of the connecting threads in the universal fabric we share. A detailed biography and resume can be viewed here: https://www.behance.net/jaedadewalt/resume