Remember when you were a little kid? I do. I remember clearly. It was pretty awesome. I went through some things a child shouldn't, but many of my memories are beautiful. It was the '70's and things were so groovy! Heh, heh, heh...:). The one, big thing when you're a kid is you need to feel safe and loved. You need to feel that if that monster actually DOES come out of your bedroom closet, your mom will rush in. Well, I didn't always have that, not as much as I would've liked. But, my mother worked very hard, having worked two jobs while raising my older sister and I. My parents got divorced when I was 4. Mom won custody and the rest is history. I have to thank my mother, as she was a warrior. I love you, mom!
As a child, I was terrified of the dark. I was an anxious and hyper child, fraught with insecurities, and I stuttered very badly. In this piece, Safe With Mother, we have a great mother, willing to make the sacrifices necessary to get the kids through anything. The concept used here in this painting involves a kind of scary place and mom's gonna get them through. There's a kind of sanctuary thing at the end (the safe place). Yes, I think mom should be warrior, angel, and all-powerful entity. Otherwise, why have a mom in the first place? In the child-mind, this is just how it is...