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Mommy Mayhem: 65 Layers Painted #5

Rachael Grad

My Mommy Mayhem Series stems from documenting my three kids and their perpetual messes through life drawing and painting. I combine 65 layers of this observational art in Photoshop to make digital collages that inform new paintings. The bright, vibrant colours come from in children’s debris (meaning their toys, crafts, books, clothing, and messes) and are layered over multiple painting sessions. The vague imagery that emerges echoes the mayhem of motherhood.
  • Painting
  • Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
  • 2021
  • 30.48 x 22.86 x 2.5 cm
    12 x 9 x 1 inch

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