birth dream (2023) | 150cm x 150cm | acrylic, oil pastel, coloured pencil, and hand-dyed cotton thread on linen.
'Birth Dream' is a symbolic interpretation of a birth dream I experienced while pregnant with my daughter. I started painting it during my pregnancy and finished it one year after giving birth. This painting encapsulates the unity of the young family I have created. You can see the past me (left) to the present me (right), which shows my progress and evolution as an artist while capturing "me" in the biggest transition of my life. Having a baby truly does change you or makes you want to change. The lesson is I don't have to be "perfect", as that doesn't exist, but I must be present to know where I am going.