Mum, I love you, even though I’ll never accept your friend request

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May 8, 2021 5:50AM

Whistler's Mother" by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1871

Mum's are awesome Addictees!

Welcome to this week's Weekend Art Fix, the Mother's Day Edition.

Before we get into the art, here's a little history lesson (source: on how it all started.

Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, whose mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health, originated Mother’s Day. On May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia. Within five years virtually every state was observing the day, and in 1914 U.S. Pres. Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday. Although Jarvis had promoted the wearing of a white carnation as a tribute to one’s mother, the custom developed of wearing a red or pink carnation to represent a living mother or a white carnation for a mother who was deceased. Over time the day was expanded to include others, such as grandmothers and aunts, who played mothering roles. What had originally been primarily a day of honour became associated with the sending of cards and the giving of gifts, however, and, in protest against its commercialisation, Jarvis spent the last years of her life trying to abolish the holiday she had brought into being.

Check out our works by mums and mum inspired works. This one's for all the mums!

Fluro 1 Queen by Chris Levine

Britain's most famous mum 🇬🇧

Medium: Colour silkscreen with fluorescent inks on Somerset 410 gsm paper, signed by the artist

Edition: #1/10

Year: 2013

Size: 105.0cm x 85.0cm

195th Member (Zaghrouta) by Rasha Eleyan

Our Palestinian pop artist mum 🇵🇸

Medium: Acrylic on canvas, signed by the artist

Edition: Original

Year: 2012

Size: 115.0cm x 104.0cm x 4.5cm

Garden City by Samantha Redfern

Our bubbly, abstract expressionist mum 🇬🇧

Medium: Acrylic and graphite on Genie Canvas, signed by the artist

Edition: Original

Year: 2019

Size: 122.0cm x 183.0cm x 4.0cm

Madona by Ale Osollo

Our effervescent Mexican mum 🇲🇽

Medium: Mixed media (acrylic, charcoal, tar, metallic enamels, foil, oil, pastel) on canvas, signed by the artist

Edition: Original

Year: 2020

Size: 120.0cm x 120.0cm x 5.0cm

Let's Get Out Of Here by Jennifer Chalklen

Our Kiwi, contemporary artist mum 🇳🇿

Medium: Mixed media on canvas, signed by the artist

Edition: Original

Year: 2018

Size: 50.0cm x 50.0cm x 1.7cm

Cherry Blossom and Winter Sky by NH (Nicole Pon Horvath)

Our Japanese trained, French, contemporary artist mum 🇫🇷

Medium: Acrylic on canvas, signed by the artist

Edition: Original

Year: 2010

Size: 75.0cm x 75.0cm x 5.0cm

Menindee by Lara Scolari

Our Aussie, abstract artist mum 🇦🇺

Medium: Mixed media (ink, pastel, oil stick, rope, gold leaf & varnish) on hand stretched cotton canvas, signed by the artist

Edition: Original

Year: 2019

Size: 122.0cm x 153.0cm x 3.0cm [Triptych - each panel 122.0cm x 51.0cm x 3.0cm]

Pig Mask (Pink) by DOLK

"Mamma?" 🇳🇴

Medium: Hand signed, limited edition serigraph on paper

Edition: #4/15

Year: 2012

Size: 65.0cm x 65.0cm

Unconditional Affection by A. Selvaraj

Not a mum, but the image speaks for itself 🇮🇳

Medium: Pen, ink, watercolour and acrylic on paper, signed by the artist

Edition: Original

Year: 2006

Size: 84.0cm x 59.0cm x 2.0cm

Mess Is Mine by Tunku Khalsom

Our butterfly queen and Malaysian mum 🇲🇾

Medium: Mixed media (ink, spray paint, acrylics, tissue paper, archival 240gsm metallic photo paper, copper leaf) on wood panel with acrylic framed edges, signed by the artist

Edition: Original

Year: 2021

Size: 100.0cm x 150.0cm x 2.0cm

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Until the next one Addictees, be good to yah mum! '

Blair & El xoxo

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