'Nature vs Nurture' by Bridgette McNab, 2023.
Working directly from personal experiences of motherhood, pregnancy, birth and postpartum depression, these autobiographical paintings focus on the physicality and interdependence of a mother / child relationship.
Rejecting overly-romanticised views of motherhood, this collection of works sees Bridgette depart from figurativism into minimal abstraction.The recurring three pronged flower motif a metaphor for the artist's daughter.
These paintings function as emotional landscapes and metaphorical portraits that narrate my experience of motherhood. Themes emerging are isolation, control, anxiety and joy - the transformative and traumatic experience of becoming a parent.
Dimensions: 92cmW x 122cmH
Materials: Acrylic and latex on board (diptych)