Natasha Reid, équi-libre, 2023
Cyanotype and acrylic paint
[Strap by Caroline Boileau, 2022]
I often wonder what life is like for him at school; he often wonders what life is like for me at university. Through artistic explorations at home, we experiment with, marvel at, and combine these worlds.
équi-libre looks at my interwoven mother/artist/educator/researcher identities and the ways in which equity (équité), freedom (liberté), and balance (équilibre) inform my mother-child and teacher-learner relationships.
This work is an outgrowth of the playing WITH - playing OUT exhibition that Caroline Boileau and I collaboratively developed, which invited folks to engage in playful artistic actions that explore and encourage consent culture.