Helen Sargeant

Pregnant Woman, Nike Boy and the Pig Cats, M(other) & Sons

Digital drawing, 45.7cm x 38.2cm, 2015

A collaborative drawing, by me and my two sons Naoise (aged 7) Syd (aged 14) Whilst creating this work, I was thinking back to giving birth to my eldest son and becoming a mother. A headless woman giving birth, balances coloured circus balls on her back. I have found that there is no balance or juggling of roles to be found when working as a mother/artist. I carve out time to make with and without my children; mothering informs and inspires my practice.

Mother Artist- West Yorkshire, U.K.