This April marked the fourth annual juried art show put on by the Fairbanks Breastfeeding Coalition. I just LOVE this exhibition. An incredible variety of works are submitted every year and there are always pieces that surprise and amaze me. I've been fortunate to have pieces included in all four shows now, and an image of mine won the second prize award in both 2016 and 2017.
This year, my image won first prize.
I love that I can count on this show happening annually, because it gives my brain time to meander around and contemplate ideas without much of a time crunch. The idea for this image hit me during the dead of winter, and I knew I wanted to make it for the FBC show. It took several months to plan it out and put it together (mostly because passion projects are often the last things on the list to get taken care of...), and then to shoot and edit. The whole process was surprisingly refreshing - following an idea just for me, with no expectations or requirements... I realized it's been far too long since I let such rabbit holes into my workload.
A note to those who might like to share or use this image, since copyright is tricky in this day and age: if you are a sole individual (and not an entity) sharing online, please share but cite and link back to me. If you would like to include this image as part of a website or publication, online or otherwise, please drop me a line first so we can chat. Thank you!