I had clipped a piece from a Spanish shelter magazine about Pilar Pequeno’s work and tucked it away a while back. And since I’ve been on a kick to clean out and clear out various nooks and crannies, I came across it. There were only a couple of images in the column but I liked them just as much the other day, as I did when I clipped that page.
Maybe it’s the notion of being submerged, just a little bit… since being on leave I find that I have so much more time for certain things, aside from just taking care of the baby. Like cleaning out said nooks and crannies…or taking my daughter to school everyday (and picking her up…and going to her field day)…or trying out new things for dinner. It’s amazing how much you’ll learn about your own kids and family when you’re not on the road 3-4 days a week. But at the same time, when you are at home with a baby, you can also go under just a little bit. You’re not as plugged in.. the routines are the same… and some days, like yesterday, turn out to be days where nothing goes according to plan. You might think you’re going to get all these things done, and somehow nothing does. I try to enjoy the moments for what they are and I wouldn’t trade them in but there are definitely times where I can’t help but think I should be further above the waterline.
I tried to find an artist statement on these pieces but without much luck. I did however enjoy the little video on Pilar Pequeno’s page. It’s more of a video clip but it’s amazing how much care she puts in outside of the work. The video shows her tenderly clipping flowers, consulting botanical guides, and setting up her studio scenes. It ended up being a reminder that there are lots of little things that go on in order to get us to the big things, but in the end it comes together beautifully.