My sister came to visit a couple weeks back, right before Mother’s Day and it was only fitting (since she brought her beautiful daughter Arianna) that we do a Mother’s Day shoot. I had created this paper crown on a whim, playing with color, glitter, and shapes. We were playing around with different looks and once the crown was placed on her head it was a moment of: Yes. Goddess.
We can all feel the heavy power of motherhood in our souls; the word “Mother” carries such meaning and importance. For better or for worse, mother means everything. I wanted to capture the beautiful connection both between mother and child, and between my sister and her daughter. There is duality in this picture for us. I painted and crowned my sister as a goddess, but now looking at her I am humbled by knowing her as my own flesh and blood with all the beautiful aspects of humanity.