I’m excited to say I’ve begun an art residency in Virginia. I’ll be living and making work in Rice, VA over the summer at the Unruly Retreat.
While the majority of my recent work has focused on my personal experience with motherhood, I’m eager to look outward for a season. My hope is to photograph mothers with their children from different age groups, cultural histories, economic backgrounds and sexual identities.
As for now, I’ve only just begun. We’ve been getting settled for the last week and a half; exploring the rural part of Virginia where we’re living and getting to know our hosts (who are amazing).
As of today, my kids started daycare and I am over the moon to get to work. First order of business is start making connections and inviting people to sit for a portrait with me. In the meantime, I’ll be tightening up the work I’ve made with my kids over the last few years, and submitting it to a few places.
If you or someone you know would be interested in sitting for me, please reach out to me here: https://www.jenmakeswork.com/booking .
Lastly - here’s some pictures from the last two weeks. Talk soon!