A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Mom

(*the following essay can be found online at:  http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/04/portrait-motherhood-creativity-c-v-r.html) A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Mom: Is domestic life the enemy of creative work? by Kim Brooks The question of what effect domestic life might have on creative work, both in the abstract and in my actual life, first dawned on me 14 […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, August birthdays: ‘Making Special-work’ at home

Though for many parents ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ may indeed correspond with this popular Staples ad: While it’s a different story at our house. “The most wonderful time of the year” sometimes means something more like this video below – I and feel like that’s ok too. Both of my children have […]

“Making (Mum’s 72nd Birthday) Special”

As part of my practice-led research, I am currently investigating the ideas of Ellen Dissanayake (associate professor in the school of Music at the University of Washington) from her text Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why. Dissanayake approaches the origin and purpose of “art” from an anthropological perspective. In this book she asks, […]