When I got pregnant, I was terrified. I convinced myself that I could no longer be an artist, that a baby would take away my time and identity. To conquer this fear, I drastically shifted my practice: making time for art became art itself.
I create series of 49 pieces that fit together in 7x7 rainbow grids. Each piece draws on a specific color pair as background and foreground, cycling through 49 pairs until the series is complete.
For five years, I have produced and shared these pieces nearly weekly. Publicly maintaining a ritual cadence compels me to create time amidst the chaos of parenthood, from postpartum to full-time work to pandemic and back again.
Watercolor, stop-motion animation, digital illustration, personal essay, even collaboration: in every medium, creating the work is a performance and the finished pieces a documentation.
What started as a personal formula for artmaking has turned into collaborative colormancy, a developing digital divination system.