Lisa M. Williamson - Artist Statement

The artwork I am submitting is a statement on my recent divorce and the difficult role I played in my marriage. Raised by a homemaker, I was told by my mother to get an education and have something for myself outside of my family, although, she did not. The message was confusing because I admired my mother and wanted to provide for my family the way she had for ours. I was a doting wife and mother. And I thought I was doing a pretty good job juggling it all, including bringing in additional income through painting, until I got divorced. The hardest part for me was abandoning the "dream" of the "perfect" family life, and figuring out what to do next!

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