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Metallic and black abstract artwork

Motherhood Hit Me Like A Train, Overnighter #1

Rachael Grad
Rolling a toy train across my artwork is a not-so-subtle metaphor for being a mother and an artist. When I became a mother, my art changed course. Toys overtook my home and artwork. I reverse the ubiquitous toy train and turn it into a paintbrush. The sweeping motion of this mark making is unexpectedly tiring for my arm and back, like the physical aches experienced when mothering newborns. The playful colour works versus dark black images reflect the 24-hour nature of mom duties.
2D Works
Watercolour and Metallics on Watercolour Paper

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