I am curating an art show for March with the theme “Fear”. It’s a group show I do annually, pulling local artists together so we can network, meet, and push ourselves in a direction different than what we’re use to. I am very excited to see the artwork that comes out of this show. I’ve been listening to the ideas bouncing around and everyones interpretation of fear.
I sat with it and thought about what fear means to me. I will honestly say I didn’t really understand fear until I had a child. I backpacked around the world by myself, been on grand adventures, and have honestly done a lot of things in my life that most people would consider dangerous. None of it phased me. Then I had my child. I feared motherhood more than I could imagine. It wasn’t being a mom so much that I feared, but the unknown. Would I be a good mom? What if, what if, what if? It was terrifying. This got me to thinking that a lot of people don’t make changes in their life, settle into complacency and unhappy situations, or don’t take chances because of the fear of the unknown. So I did a piece that reflects that. It’s called ‘The Unknown’. It’s done in oils and I made a very amateur video to show the progression.