Mother, artist, wife, daughter, homemaker, painter, cook, comforter, healer, student, teacher….
My role in language that defines what it is to be.
The importance of each title shifting every moment to each year.
Life and work merge into a narrative of paint through an object or memory.
The work “My Mothers Harvest” was created from a photo that was taken by my mother when
She was pregnant with me.
I painted it as a visual memory to consume in my kitchen, yet another place that has come to define who I am.
The fluid state of roles as a woman are a part of who I am as an artist.
I believe we all live in the in-between of life’s elusive expectations of who we are supposed to be.
My work expresses the struggle of belonging through representational and abstract elements of my paintings.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Margit Schmitt spent the first ten years of her life in Ojai, California, but since 1996 has made the Midwest her home.
In 2010 Margit graduated from the College of Visual Arts, in St. Paul, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Her work has been exhibited at the CVA Gallery, Raymond Gallery, and the Park Square Theatre.
Ms. Schmitt’s most recent series, Genesis, explores the teetering balance of life’s opposites within the context of faith. By drawing on biblical themes and scriptural texts, Genesis portrays our polarized world through the imbalance of nature, the “in between,” the “grey,” and the fluid aspects of life.
© Margit Schmitt