I have always been obsessed with Madonna and baby paintings. When ever I go to a museum I tend to go to those very folky(I don't think that is a work) gold Mary paintings.
I am not particularly religious. But I am very spiritual. I believe in the power of love.
But even as a child I would be so intrigued by the religious medallions. I remember the people that lived behind us were cleaning out their house and throwing away all these medallions and rosary beads. I couldn't understand why anyone would want to throw them away, they were so beautiful, so I dug them out of the trash and kept them in a box and would just take them out to look at them from time to time. I lost them some how, I don't know where they ever got to but I wish I had them now.
I wanted to capture the love a mother has for her baby.
And the simple contentment of a baby.