Behind the domestic curtain of motherhood, where the creative impulse can flourish or languish, are four women determined to make a go of it. Filmed over seven years, Lost In Living, confronts the contradictions inherent in personal ambition and self-sacrifice, female friendship and mental isolation, big projects and dirty dishes. The complex realities of family life unfold in this documentary film about the messy intersection of motherhood and artistic expression.
That speaks right to this mama.
Expressing Motherhood was founded on my own struggle and Jessica’s to be creative again. Even if it was in limited amounts.
I felt like I could not be a real artist because I was a mom. I now think that’s ridiculous obviously.
This is what director Mary Trunk writes on her website about the film:
I wanted to find women who were involved in creative work that was integral to who they are in the world, who in essence could not live without making art.
I want to have lunch with this lady.
At any rate, looking forward to seeing it.