I’m a mother of four boys trying to navigate this ever changing world while providing a stable life for my children. In this painting I am exploring the concept of generational trauma and poverty through the decades, with myself at the forefront holding one of my sons as I try to climb out of the suffering into a better life. The suffering is in black and white and the little tiny bit of color represents the hope I’m reaching for.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I live in Bourbonnais Illinois with my husband and 4 young boys. I teach art part time at Little Me Studio in Bourbonnais. I spend the majority of my days caring for my children and keeping house. When I can, I paint with acrylics, knit, weave, embroider, garden, and travel.
© Trenna Carriker-Vanvleck