This is probably the most difficult piece I have painted to date. Not only because of the subject, but the method in which I chose to paint it. Perhaps a subconscious choice to aid in the discomfort of the emotion I was trying to capture.I have a very close relationship with the subject of this portrait, Midori Goto,( Mother, artist/sculptor and my studio assistant) who I have known since birth.Due to our close bond, Midori felt comfortable to expose her rawness during a time of deep sorrow. Midori sat for several works on the same day she sat for this painting whilst she was in the final stage of going through a miscarriage. To my surprise she did not cancel our scheduled sitting and I asked permission if I could paint something to symbolise her loss, to which she agreed. I had explained the composition I had envisioned and when Midori adopted the pose her emotion just poured out. It was a truly spontaneous, beautiful, cathartic and healing moment, we cried together and the room took on a quiet ambience of acceptance.
This work is dedicated to all the mothers who have lost their unnamed babies.
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