Do Or Die Artwork

 

Sarah Mahoney-Voccola

Mom’s Pink Glass


This quirky piece represents not only a turning point in my subject matter as an artist, but also a turning point in my life. My mom had a large collection of Fenton and Depression glass, meticulously displayed on lighted, glass shelves.


After she passed, I was emotionally exhausted and creatively dry.


My energy had been so focused on taking care of my mom, my family and my high school art students, that I didn’t have the time or will to even think about making art of my own. Many months later, while packaging up mom’s beloved pieces, I was inspired to paint little “portraits” of them. At first, it felt like a safe way to work through my grief, just concentrating on recreating the lines, shapes, textures, and colors in my own style.


I was never particularly fond of mom’s glass collection, but I started to appreciate the beauty she must have seen, through my lens as an artist and heartbroken daughter. The more I painted, the more connected to her I felt. A simple still life, that still held life. I’d never truly experienced making art at this deep a level, in which the process was incredibly cathartic and healing.

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6”x6”x1.3”

Acrylic on Canvas

$100