Elcira Chomat Morales

Role Reversal

I created this piece when my mother became ill and I became her caretaker.  Up until then, even though she was in her eighties, she “took care of me”. Yes, I am a grown woman and physically did not need taken care of, but I did need does gentle reminders that only a mother knows when they are needed.  It was feeling that sense of security knowing she was there ready to listen to me and my problems, joys, hopes . . .

When I was invited to participate in this exhibit, I felt that none of my pieces really did justice to the theme of this exhibit.  But then, the more I thought about it, I realized that the emotion I tried to portrait in this piece is universal.

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