Scene recalls the day visiting my sister-in-law Theresa and brother David at the Maternity ward while their twin daughters were still in the hospital cribs, side by side following caesarean birth. Was there with Suzanne who had birthed a child previously and realizing there that men can never quite bridge the divide towards this essential of motherhood. Reaching out in empathy as a man but remaining always a distance. Requested not to be funny as Theresa still recovering and holding her side against belly laughs but every comment made is extra funny and physically painful.
Print done with spit-bite technique that allows “painting in aquatint tones” to put emphasis in certain areas and create mood before overall color printing.
New York Suite, Intaglio prints on cotton rag paper, 18” x 24”.