She smiles with that relaxed, closed lip, serene facial expression so often associated with the Mona Lisa. Her hand signs “Mother” in American Sign Language (ASL) but her face says just as much. She is a mother, smiling gently, and by her very smile reassuring her children – and perhaps her grandchildren – that all is well.
This painting is mixed media and incorporates a variety of artist tools. The colors are bright and happy. Overall, the piece is somewhat modern, perhaps post-modern. As wall art, it would fit motifs that are contemporary, even pop. The design in clean and fresh. Notice that her hair curls around her face to spell out the word “Mother.” Clever, don’t you think?
This piece would make a wonderful gift for a mother-to-be, mother or grandmother. The contemporary approach of using many colors allows for the giver to place anyone’s face in the painting – brown, black, or olive – there are no skin colors here; just the face of a loving mother. . .anyone’s mother.
This is the hand of the mother who reaches out to hug, wipe a tear, or tickle a rib. This is the smile of a woman who enjoys her family. What matters here is the love. So, there she is: “Mother” in American Sign Language. Need a gift for a special mothering force in your life? This is perfect.