This painting was created in 2014. I was making a non-literal self-portrait for a summer art project for my Art League. I feel as a Mother and woman I am the strong mountain of my family. I have peaks and slopes that everyone is trying to climb or stay atop. I also feel like I put on a show for the rest of the world to watch as I do this “mothering” thing. I’m a little bit Vegas showgirl and at the mercy of having everyone tell me what I should be doing or what is best. I adore this found image of this group of women with wigs and make-up. I feel it represents my emotional vulnerability to be like the rest but underneath I am just NOT them.