In celebration of the Centenary year of International Women’s Day, AyrSpace Gallery in Ayr, Ontario Canada, asked 100 women to visually capture the theme, “What does it mean to be a woman”. This painting expresses what is common to women around the world who are artists and also mothers. The all-encompassing love and beauty that the mother in this painting surrounds her life with, is what gives her buoyancy and reflects every woman’s natural ability to create and nurture. A mother embracing her child, her hair envelops them and forms the shape of a heart. The rose petals signify a decorative interpretation of her hair, and a fragile symbol of self-preservation in suspension. The use of thick resin in this work creates a glassy, underwater appearance making the pair appear as though they are in water. Concurrently with this exhibit all 100 paintings were published in a soft copy book printed at AyrSpace press.