Now, be a mother Painting by Aleksandra Stojakovic

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Painting: Acrylic, Oil, Graphite, Pastel on Aluminium, Wood.

Fear of being a mother inspired this work. I was devastating with these thoughts, anxiety was so high, I was going mad. The art was my only rescuer. So, I paint, drew, in so many layers, over and over again.
These five sections that you see, represent stages in my prehension that one day I will be a mother, that I actually want that.
But the fear of parenthood and responsibility toward a small and sensitive infant and not having time for art and my self, paralyzed me and deteriorate my longtime agoraphobia. So, I struggle very hard against these two exteme possibilities and again, could not stand it without my art.
Shortly after I have made this work, I'we found out that I'm truly going to be a mother.
The rest is history, it was very hard, but she is seven now and she is gorgeous.
This work has it's imperfections, such as screws that are not well hidden inside the plywood, this doesn't mean that you can hurt yourself, it is minor emersion, the acrylic kit withdrew inside so you can see the circles around the screws, and in some spots I didn't sand it very well, but the beauty of the work is still there.
The plywood is thick 0,5cm and it is attached to the aluminium pipes as a frame which is a bit over 3 cm thick. It is very firm, and it has a hook on the top of the work, if you don't like it, it can be removed and put the cantilever on the back.
These imperfections are the part of this work, because I was so impatient to start expressing my emotions.



Now, be a mother

Aleksandra Stojakovic



Size: 39.4 W x 49.4 H x 1.6 in

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