I painted this piece in Dubai during my 2018 residency. While painting this piece, I was surrounded by children & their mothers from many different countries. Some from Syria, another from Africa, the UK, Saudi Arabia & many others. The coolest part was that we all had the thread of commonality- motherhood. No matter what country they were from, they each scolded their children from getting to close to the painting, they all wanted a photo of their children with the painting & all the mothers looked equally exhausted & beautiful at the same time. It was busy & chaotic in the room I painted in, but a beautiful chaos. Just like motherhood. We are all so different but in many ways so much the same.
Acrylics on canvas
Painting and all art images © Giselle Denis Fine Artist