COLLABORATION
I am my mother’s secret plus one

Idea Sketch 5
SECRET LANGUAGE BETWEEN MOTHER & CHILD
Digital print on paper, marker
8 x 10 inches
2017

When my mother passed, I was appointed the task of “doing something” with my mother’s poems. All 500 of them. A digital artist book, SECRET LANGUAGE BETWEEN MOTHER & CHILD is what I “have done,” so far, with this never-ending Forever Work-in-Progress. Composed of twelve pages of compressed text from my mother’s poetry and imaginary diagrams.

Collaboration with someone who is no longer *here, yet so very present, is an interesting proposition. I am finding, much to my delight but definitely so very bittersweet, a deeper relationship to my mother’s writing.

CARRYING ON her tradition by writing with my soul.