Painting no. 9 in my Painting in Motherland series - one painting every day for the month of March 2019.
This painting is of a mother teaching her son to be human; to be soft, to have feelings, to be vulnerable and open. The teaching of a young boy to “be a man” in toxic ways will suffocate his divine nature; this mother’s job is to counteract that. She lets him cry, she validates his feelings, and he will grow up with respect and emotional strength.