Mixed Media on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.
Signed on the back.
100cm (W) x 150cm (H) x 4cm (D)
'Nurture', by Aimee Rytenskild is a bold example of contemporary figurative portraiture, exploring themes of motherhood, femininity and age. Portraying a female figure breast feeding her baby, this piece is a beautiful portrayal of the experience of mothering and the physical bond between mother and child. Set against the backdrop of a patchwork quilt, the female figure reclines with her baby in her arms, adorned in a long stripped dress. The juxtaposition of the two clashing patterns draws the eye, creating a feeling of density and vibrancy that is a prominent feature in Aimee's work.
Feminism and the stories of woman are the center point of the themes explored in Aimee's catalogue of work. The experience of new motherhood holds personal significance, and often serves as a bookmark in a woman's life, with a clear divide between the before and after. This piece aims to capture the strength and power of new mothers in their role as givers and nurturers of life.
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