Visual artist and educator Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl is the latest guest. She talks about reclaiming her family name, creating potluck meals and making art in a shared space, and raising a 4 and 1 year old and how that results in something like ADHD.
“A lot of my work is about relationships that I make with people and doing art together.”
Elissa also talks about the ways a mother’s body physically adjusts to the demands of motherhood, the time it takes to do community-based art projects, and the way some people do or don’t talk about parenthood. She also touches on the challenges of being ready to be a productive creative person in the narrow windows of time you can create for making work.
“Those days when I could go for a run, paint for a few hours and then go to the Salvation Army… the idea of free will is a far off target.”