Great Anticipation

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and as a nod to moms everywhere, this post considers Carole's 'Mona Lisa.'  This painted resin swimmer is basking in the glory of her pregnancy, proudly displaying her figure in a bikini.  Her easy yet mysterious smile resembles that of Leonardo Da Vinci's famous 'Mona Lisa.'

"Mona Lisa", 2014 Oil on Resin, 37 x 42 x 66 inches, Collection of the artist

"Mona Lisa", 2014

Oil on Resin, 37 x 42 x 66 inches, Collection of the artist

To bring a child into this world is a great privilege and honor. Such a wondrous and precious experience bonds mothers everywhere. 'Mona Lisa' pays homage to the majesty of motherhood, capturing the female form in the peak of pregnancy.  Although resting, the figure is vibrant and robust; her aura glows bright in anticipation.