Artists who are mothers see the world in a distinct and complex way. “Mommy eyes” see close and far, beauty and danger, past and future. Mothers are attuned to the possibilities of known and unknown, joy experienced and lost, a future both exciting and frightening.
The view of the mother-artist is a valuable perspective on the world that is often dismissed as mothers in our society are sentimentalized but not truly respected.
Four New Hampshire artists—Marcia Santore, Laura Morrison, Patricia Schappler, and Annette Mitchell—reflect how artists who are mothers address concepts of nurturing, biology, connection, family, chaos, fear and loss. Curated by Marcia Santore.
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