On Motherhood & Sanity

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

it's still there

Close your eyes, say a prayer and blow out the candle. 
Watch the smoke raise slowly in a secret dance and melt away into  eternity.  
We can't see her, but she's still there. 
Every particle that defined her is still there. 
Transformed beyond the reach of our senses and our limited comprehension. 

She is forever there. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

January family portrait, a new beggining

I always knew the family portrait project would end when the kids where done with having their picture taken by their mother. For the last few months it increasingly looked like we had reached the end, with both rolling  their eyes every time I suggested we do it. I'd almost given up, and then this happened......

in collaboration with Mila and Mario Bassu

These are based on photos I took for the February self portrait. The princess decided to join in the fun and made these by using each other's faces. Trouble did himself (supersonic pirate of sorts). And so begins a new era of the family portrait, one of collaboration where object becomes subject and subject object. After the introduction of the poems it continues to change and grow, proving that more than  four years on,  it's still alive.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

stand in, family portrait

I thought I'd have February ready for today, but since I don't (and since it has been a while) here goes an oldie which never made the cut but is growing on me.

The family self portrait  project started in January 2011. 
I take one portrait of the whole family, myself included, once a month.  
The poem is a 2013 addition by a "ghost" writer

Every family should do this. 

In late 2013 a "ghost" writer joined the initiative and now each photo is accompanied by a poem.

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