In the Stories of our Foremothers Project I explore my foremothers through images and stories. You can read about the beginnings of the project here: https://robinbrooksart.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=3267&action=edit Interestingly, this project also branched out, leading me to research the stories of my spiritual and creative foremothers. These women artists and change-makers were significant to me at various points in my life’s journey. Along the way, Keith Spiro interviewed me about the Foremothers Project. You can listen to the short interview here:: https://robinbrooksart.com/robin-is-interviewed-by-keith-spiro/ Finally, The Foremothers Project is an invitation for all of us to reflect on the past and come together to heal the present. Please reach out if you would like to participate in the project by sharing a Foremothers story of your own.
Mark your calendars! Phase Two of Stories of Our Foremothers is coming! It will be the weekend of May 19th 2023 in Freeport with opportunities for public participation. So please stay tuned.
The Foremothers Project received partial funding support from the Maine Arts Commission.
A bit more about The Foremothers Project artwork
My Foremothers Project paintings, collages, and prints are like poems. As in a poem, I use the symbols and metaphors in My Foremothers collages to evoke feelings and sensations. Finally, the Foremothers Project gallery invites you to look, respond, remember, and generate your own meanings. I’d love to hear your stories!
Stories of Our Foremothers is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts