/18 Family

Lesly Deschler Canossi

Domestic Negotiations

Domestic Negotiations is the result of my desire to maintain a sense of autonomy as an artist while navigating the demands of marriage, motherhood and professional obligations. In creating the irreversible bonds of family, I now understand that a life of domesticity is a constant negotiation. I live in a world revolving around the needs of others that are met or missed, of familial demands and expectations, and the fleeting moments that must be captured. This work conveys the emotional and intimate tenderness of family while revealing the raw and delicate nature of the relationships we try so desperately to preserve.