In this episode I speak with Stacy Elaine Dacheux, an LA artist and relatively new mom. Her work reaches deep into an internal well of emotional responsiveness to produce poetic recordings of various moments of her life. In this episode, she reflects on the moments she has experienced since becoming a mother and what these experiences mean to a mother like her, and possibly all mothers everywhere. We talk about the spiritual core in her work and how it relates to her experience as a caregiver. All mothers, artist or not, maker or not, will appreciate how Stacy makes meaning from the confusing experiences that come with motherhood.
Stacy Elaine Dacheux was raised somewhere in-between Boston, MA and Birmingham, Alabama. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she works primarily as a painter, writer, and mother. Her projects have been featured in the Los Angeles Times and published in The Rumpus. She also licenses her artwork for television and film through Jennifer Dehghan’s Circudo. The Echo Park Film Center recently commissioned her to make “Dough”, a Super 8 short film, with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Visit Stacy’s website at http://www.stacyelaine.com/index.htm