"The Mother Creator II"
aerosol & acrylic
Companion to the 2016 mural for the City of Montreal, 'La Mère Créatrice' -an homage to feminine creative force. It is a tribute to artistic mothers, and their capacity to not only make people but art as well. "I am an artist largely thanks to the influence of my mother, who is a great, inspiring painter. I've benefited from a lifetime of great conversations about art with her. Also, my mother-in-law, who passed away recently, though she probably wouldn't have considered herself an artist was as prolific and creative as any. The figure depicted in this mural is based on my reference photos of Jane Choe, the fiery artistic mother of my friend David Choe. It was a pleasure working with my talented young crewmate, brother, and local neighborhood resident Aise Born who assisted with the extra Alphonse Mucha-inspired acrylic embellishment on the halo designs."