My mother’s name was Bernice Barsel. She lived from 1922 – 2014. She was a prolific artist and it is through her that I took up creative work. I surprised myself earlier this week by thinking it would be a shame if her work went unknown and invisible beyond the circle of people who already know of it. My surprise arose because my relationship with my mother was extremely painful, leading me in the past to turn away from creating any posts about her work.
I will likely post some of her paintings in the future, but I’ll begin with several of her enamelled pieces which I like a great deal. These she made sometime in the 1970s to ’80s when she had also taken up jewellery making and was living the U.S. Virgin Islands.