THE COMFORT OF FAMILY – KELSEY SWANSON   6 comments

Here’s another from the Sower Gallery Display – “The Comfort of Family” by Kelsey Swanson. The back story is included below. To add to your delight, check out her web site after you’ve savored this presentation.

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Back Story : The Comforts of Family      Kelsey Swanson

As an artist, I spend a lot of time working on portraits. Sometimes, there is nothing as raw as a rendition of a person caught in a natural moment. A single snapshot can capture a lifetime, and it can reveal the fundamental desires of our souls.

From the mother:

“I still remember the time this picture was taken so perfectly… I was going through a divorce. After months of living in friend’s houses and sleeping on couches or mattresses, we finally got into our own place. They [the kids] had their own room with all their toys and beds out of storage, but no matter how hard I tried, they would both end up in my bed by the time the sun came up. They would say that they didn’t want me to wake up alone. That particular day was a Saturday morning… We didn’t have to wake up at 5 am to make it to daycare, and I didn’t have to run off to work, we got to just lay in bed to talk, cuddle and just BE together.“

 

Posted February 20, 2016 by Mona Gustafson Affinito in Uncategorized

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6 responses to “THE COMFORT OF FAMILY – KELSEY SWANSON

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  1. It feels so lovely to read that text and have the background. I saw how much I placed my own silly labels on it – before I took the time to read about THESE people. Thank you Mona, great start for the day.

  2. It seems this is a gallery of lovely, touching and very meaningful art.

  3. Now this is wonderful. One can almost feel the closeness. One of the sweetest things life can give.

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