Artist In Residency In Motherhood

My name is Lauren. I am single mama to an amazing baby boy named Joseph. I started this blog to write about our messy wonderful crazy life together. From November 7, 2016 – May 7, 2017 I will undertake an open source, self-directed Artist In Residency In Motherhood. Read my manifesto below. For more information on the Artist In Residency In Motherhood, including a world map of current and past residencies, go to http://www.artistresidencyinmotherhood.com/

Artist in Residency In Motherhood: Manifesto

Like all new mothers, the birth of my child ignited a process of transformation – both internal in my person and external in the structures of my life – that is ongoing still even as my son has crossed into his second year. Among the tectonic shifts has been in the way that I myself and others see my career as an artist. It is a commonly held perception that the serious artist and the good mother are mutually exclusive endeavors. I actively reject this notion and choose to instead present the idea that my work as an artist strengthens my capacities as a mother and my life as a mother deepens my work: that they inform one another. I undergo this self-imposed Artist Residency in order to fully experience the unique challenges and structures of being both a Working Artist and a Single Mother, to make the best use of the material and resources at hand, and to allow these circumstances to shape the direction of my work rather than doggedly attempting to work “despite” them.

 

Signed: Lauren W. Hulse

Friday, October 28, 2016

 

Studio Hours:

Monday: 6-6:30am, 9am-2:30pm, 9-11pm

Tuesday: 6-6:30am, 9-11pm

Wednesday: 6-6:30am, 9-11pm

Thursday: 6-6:30am, 9-11pm

Friday: 6-6:30am, 9am-2:30pm, 9-11pm