In The Foremothers Project I am exploring the relationships we have with our biological and spiritual foremothers through visual imagery and stories. My foremothers are biological ancestors– the humble women in my family. And they are also my spiritual and creative foremothers–those noted women artists and change-makers whose lives have informed my journey. You can learn more about The Foremothers Project here: https://robinbrooksart.com/robin-is-interviewed-by-keith-spiro/ The Foremothers Project is an invitation for all of us to reflect on the past and come together to heal the present.
During October 2021 I exhibited The Foremothers Project at the Curtis Library’s virtual exhibit space. The Foremothers Project received partial funding support from the Maine Arts Commission. Stay tuned via my blog for exciting news about a possible Foremothers exhibit and event coming in May of 2023. And please contact me if you would like to participate by sharing a Foremothers story of your own. RB 2022
A bit more about The Foremothers Project artwork
My Foremothers paintings, collages, and prints are like meditations. By repeating and juxtaposing symbolic elements, I create alternate dream-like worlds. And, as with poetry, the symbols and metaphors in these collages are evocative rather than literal. As visual poetry, my Foremothers artworks invite you to look, respond, and generate your own meanings.
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