Loading Zone, 2009 © Julie Blackmon / All rights reserved
Portrait, 2009 © Julie Blackmon / All rights reserved
The After Party, 2010 © Julie Blackmon / All rights reserved
Tinkertoys, 2010 © Julie Blackmon / All rights reserved
The stress, the chaos, and the need to simultaneously escape and connect are issues that I investigate in this body of work....I believe there are moments that can be found throughout any given day that bring sanctuary. It is in finding these moments amidst the stress of the everyday that my life as a mother parallels my work as an artist, and where the dynamics of family life throughout time seem remarkably unchanged. As an artist and as a mother, I believe life’s most poignant moments come from the ability to fuse fantasy and reality: to see the mythic amidst the chaos.