|Kate Kern Mundie, Self-portrait with Tools and Ironing Board (age 37), charcoal on paper, 14 x 18 inches|
The new year is a time of reflection, where you have been and where you want to go. I think of self-portraits as a tool for reflection.
The Self-portrait with Tools and Ironing Board captures my feeling about 2011. 2011 was chaotic and messy as I tried to work full-time while preparing for an art exhibition,and also while trying to keep up with the house and be a good wife and mother. I felt tired and unprepared for each day. I never felt like I could complete each task to satisfaction and was always torn between responsibility and what I wanted to do.
|Kate Kern Mundie, Self-portrait at 16 Years,|
oil pastel on paper.
|Kate Kern Mundie, Self-portrait at 19, oil on board, 12 x 14 inches|
|Kate Kern Mundie, I'm Ready (Self-portrait at 30), oil on paper, 18 x 24 inches|
|Kate Kern Mundie, Self-portrait at 33, pastel on paper,|
20 x 24 inches
|Kate Kern Mundie, Self-portrait at 34 and Pregnant, graphite on paper, 14 x 18 inches|
2012 will be another busy year as we balance family, work, art, and anything else that comes our way.