|self portrait with three of my four children made 1985 Judy Martin (from maternity clothes and painted fabric)|
For years and years my artwork and my life were wrapped up with my own motherhood. My husband and I have four children, and this piece was made the year the third one was born. It is not my first quilt.
Notice that the fourth side has no border, just a binding. I see it as a premonition of the fourth baby yet to come.
I cut up the maternity clothes I wore and re-arranged them.
The mother is nursing her babe and drawing herself doing it. At the same time. That's how I was. How I still am. An artist and as good a mother as I can be...at the same time.