Time to be your own mother....

"THE MOTHER" 24 x 24 oil by Lesley Humphrey

I think we're only truly free when we come to the realization that we must, at some point in our lives, parent ourselves.  For some, it's earlier.  For some, it's later; and for some, it happens gradually, in layers and increments, as womens' lives wax and wane.  Carl Jung tells us, via metaphor and myth, that it simply must happen for individuation to take place.  This should give you some clues as to the marks and meanings that form part of this piece.  I hope you like it.

(You can enquire about it from New Editions Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky, and/or ask them for an invitation card...It's on the cover.)