Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day from ART FOR CHANGE
Explore a collection of prints perfectly picked for the mothers in your life!


 Since the beginning of time, mothers have been the subject of, inspiration behind, and driving factor of many artists’ work. Canonical painters such as Mary Cassatt and Paul Cézanne often depicted motherhood in a delightfully tender light, while James McNeill Whistler, Van Gogh, and Rembrandt painted portraits of their own mothers, Anna Whistler, Anna Van Gogh, and Neeltgen van Zuytbrouck. 

Thank your mom for all that she does by picking a print especially for her in the Mother’s Day collection below! Show your appreciation with vibrant floral prints from Kirsten DeirupSoumya NetrabileMaria CalandraBianca Nemelc, and more.



 Kirsten Deirup
Bio Hack, 2021


Bio Hack playfully inverts a term coined to describe individuals who use technology to enhance their bodies. In the painting, it is the earth that is performing the act of hacking, sprouting glossy bows alongside dandelions as though to become an advertisement for itself. The work falls into Deirup’s wider practice of challenging still life, portraiture and landscape traditions by introducing contemporary symbols of industry and consumerism. Rendered with precision, her images reconcile a romantic, idealistic view of natural beauty with the ways in which human activity has impacted the environment. 


Soumya Netrabile
The Sway, 2023


The Sway is an exploration of form, color and movement, in which gestural strokes of reds, greens and yellows appear in gradient tones. As in many of Netrabile’s paintings, the image features botanical contours that are simultaneously figurative and abstract. While creating this work, the artist thought of the slow sway of plants when a soft breeze moves through, prompting her to infuse otherwise inanimate subject matter with a dancerly or musical disposition. Vivid and piquant, the image manifests a profound appreciation for the natural world. Netrabile has hand-embellished the edition with gouache, adding textures and washes making each print unique.


Aleg Egan
Flowers on Flowers, 2021


Since 2017, Egan’s practice has focused on creating oil paintings of the interior of a singular imagined house. Within these works, patterns inspired by disparate sources—from Victorian wallpapers to vintage Laura Ashley upholsteries—are layered atop one another in cacophonous displays. True to its title, Flowers on Flowers is a maximalist homage that features a colorful arrangement in a vase, positioned before a similarly patterned floral backdrop. As in the still life paintings of past art historical movements, the artist’s flowers connote a range of meanings, such as new life, love and fragility. Although this series of paintings has been ongoing, the recent quarantine at home has cast a new light on his meditations on the domestic.

Bianca Nemelc
In Between, 2023

In Between is part of a new series that casts the flower as a home for growth and nourishment for the Brown figure. Deemed “flower bodies” by the artist, abstract figures—delineated by umber, curved forms—become landscapes nestled between petals and leaves. This particular work crops in on a singular, rust-shaded bloom from which a single bead of water drips onto a leaf below. The gradient background transitions from yellow to a muted shade of blue, evoking a transitory time such as dawn or dusk. Charged with mystery and sensuality, the flower becomes an anthropomorphic symbol that is open for bountiful interpretation. For this edition, Nemelc will additionally hand-embellish each print by painting new dew drops.

José Lerma
Rosas Grises (Pink), 2021

Rosas Grises (Pink) is from a series of works depicting the everyday, almost-always welcome gesture of presenting a bouquet of flowers. Originally created using silicone on polypropylene—two of the most commonly traded chemical industrial products—Lerma creates a portrait of bodily autonomy and political economy within the fabric of global capitalism. Highlighting the ubiquitous exploitation of Latino construction workers that undergirds the American economy, Lerma’s material is inseparable from its creator; the plastic becomes imbued in both the social and physical gesture. Lerma’s ocular inversion presents a spectrum of gray flowers with a deep brown hand from a cuffed, purple gingham sleeve against a bright rose background. Sculptural strokes carve Poppish details into the dramatic shapes, heightening the irony of the charged composition with an intensity that is characteristic of the artist’s buoyant precision. The artist has hand-embellished ten prints in the edition with colored pencil, making each piece a unique work.

Maria Calandra
Time of the Zinnia, 2023


Time of the Zinnia recounts a time when Calandra visited a farm near Hudson, New York, in which zinnias—favored by the artist for their vibrancy, variety, and peculiarity—bloomed throughout a field. Naturalistic yet psychedelic, the work features bright red flowers surrounded by striations of color that undulate across the pictorial frame. Calandra likens her process to automatism, allowing intuition to guide brush strokes across her canvases and drawing surfaces. Using photographs as a visual springboard to trigger personal memories, she listens to music as she paints, allowing sounds and vibrations to shape the resulting images. The artist will additionally hand embellish the edition by adding two additional zinnia flowers, each placed in a unique position, on each print.

Caroline Larsen
Flowers with Plaid (Version 4), 2021


In Flowers with Plaid, Larsen builds upon her robust practice of otherworldly floral still lifes in elaborate faience, a style of French earthenware produced from the sixteenth through the end of the eighteenth century that gained popularity during the Art Deco period. The sprawling bouquet is situated against a rich, rainbow tartan background, a storied pattern that emerged to distinguish Scottish clans from one another. Inspired by pointilism, the artist has inverted her characteristic mark making toward a pared back, glistening, technicolor rendering where sharp shadows, fine lines, and speckled detailing recede into shadows and vibrant highlights bubble over the curving petals. The artist has hand-embellished each print in the edition with colored pencil, Japanese paper, and acrylic paint making each work unique.


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