Artistic collaboration with Cat Christensen

Oil painting by Emma Saxon - An overhead look at 422 refugees on a boat seeking a new life.

Artistic Collaboration with Cat Christensen

Working together for inspiration in this artistic collaboration, artist/poet Cat Christensen and I ended up with a moving collection of work that not only speaks to motherhood and the complex emotions involved, but also romantic relationships combined with traumatic experiences and the pain and heartbreak that women all too often endure.

I had 24 hours to create the first painting, then I sent the image of the painting to Cat and she had 24 hours to write a poem as a response to what I painted. The collaboration went back and forth like that for two weeks.

We never discussed a direction or a plan for these pieces,

Brooke Metcalfe

Celtic Labyrinth

Cat Christensen

Unfinished oil painting by Brooke Metcalfe of a young girl with a cat