Who runs the world? Girls!
What is the most difficult aspect in parenthood? My answer is; letting go! To let loose that little human being that you have given birth to, breastfed, nourished, tucked to bed. Taught, helped, loved.
And from the point-of-view of my daughter, Olivia, the most difficult part is growing up; integrating to this modern information society – where privacy is an unknown concept and the status of a youngster is defined by the social media and the number of followers. Against this background, the pains and difficulties of growing up can reach up to very different dimensions than it was the case with our generations.
These paintings are very personal, very dear to me and also painful. In the pictures I can see my own daughter; the flesh and blood of me and my husband.