Sorry I Gave Birth I Disappeared But Now I'm Back

Andi Galdi Vinko

2017 - Ongoing

This new series is about becoming a mother. It is about taking control of the chaos. It is about work life balance - if that ever really existed.

Since I gave birth, since I have a child, I am not the same person. Not because I grew up, or think of the meaning of life in a different way, but because there is this tiny human being I somehow ended up loving more than I ever loved before. More than myself. More than my art.

How am I supposed to believe in myself again? In the meaning of creating? In creating a meaning?

This work in progress, which eventually will always be a work in progress is about becoming, understanding, and remembering. Trying not to forget all those things that now seem so important, but they are really just a moment in time. A time that now seems endless.

How can something so universal as motherhood be so lonely. How come we all have to experience it and there are no answers to all these struggles? What about our bodies, our hormones, our thoughts, our friends, our loves. Our careers, our homes, our dishes, our laundries, our sexual desires. What happened to our freedom, our showers, our sleeping hours?

I love being a mother. I also loved being an emerging artist.

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