Artists > Sara Holwerda

Put a Ring on It
Put a Ring on It
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2010

On being an artist and mom:

I joined the Nightingale Programming Board when I was seven months pregnant, and started working on elements of Extended Practice when my son was an infant. These activities were easily done while my son napped, and I could bring him to studio visits with other artist parents. Curating and organizing events have allowed me to think critically and write about art again in a way that fit with my life as a new parent.

I was dumbfounded by how exhausting it is to be a new mom. This is a level of tired I did not know existed on earth. I am finally sleeping through the night - sometimes - which helps me feel a bit more human.