Mary Golden-Musick is a portrait artist who paints with her daughter Atlas Elizabeth, to capture moments in time. These collaborative pieces form the “Yoked” series. The paintings pair Atlas’ expressive paintings with Mary’s portraits, to create a unique piece of art. Mary chooses a photograph of Atlas that represents that moment in time and paints the portrait
in gray scale acrylic on top of Atlas’ creation. Mary and Atlas share a genetic connective tissue disorder. Mary has had 34 surgeries in my 35 years of life, and cannot run and be active with Atlas, but they can go to their studio and create art together. She hopes her work honors the fleeting preciousness of childhood, and reminds the viewers of their own memories.