Delighted that Parents’ Lips is part of the Project Procreate Archive, a collection of printable posters of works made by contemporary artists who are mothers/parents. This space was thought for womxn to re-occupy public spaces, and in response to the isolation and invisibility of unpaid care work. The archive is part of Procreate Project a pioneering grassroots arts organisation supporting the professional development of women and non-binary artists who are mothers/parents.
I made this drawing the week before I gave birth to my first son Blue. It incapsulate all the feelings and expectations of becoming a mother and a parent. At that time life and death seemed so intertwined: as if by giving life to something new, a part of me had to somehow die. The title Parents Lips, refers to all the voices of my own parents still presents within me and I guess it expressed a desire to be mindful of what kind of words I would speak to my child.