I am currently developing a body of work in response to Käthe Kollwitz’s etching, The Mothers, which features a group of five mothers with their children. Her image shows a complex portrayal of motherhood, emphasizing the different experiences of each figure through pose and a range of drawing styles. My work responds to the emotions and postures in Kollwitz’s drawing as a metaphor for my own experience with motherhood. Working directly from Kollwitz’s piece, I contrast my use of mark-making and materials within each of my abstracted forms to evoke the unique narrative of each figure. This series is ongoing and includes drawings, paintings, and mixed-media work that combines printmaking, plaster, and wood.