As part of my Artist Residency in Motherhood (ongoing since 2015), this series is inspired by the way my daughter bravely mixes play-doh colors. It is a connection to her, a playful way back in to artmaking after motherhood, and has brought surprises. The way the play-doh dries and cracks reminds me of crevasses, waterways, branches. It forces me to forfeit some control, just as ice has done in my past work.

These pieces are small studies in color and material, much smaller than most of my previous work at just 8×10 inches.

Here is a glimpse behind the scenes at my process: