Agathe Bray-Bourret created a .gif to express how she felt on her son’s first birthday last week. Bray-Bourret says motherhood speeds up time.
Her charming opening illustration of a mother’s arms encircling her child is made more poignant by a rocking horse placed nearby this mother who’s rocking her baby to sleep.
In her animated time-lapse .gif, Bray-Bourret’s baby jumps out of her arms and out the door as the two are separated by the cycle of adulthood. Her son grows up, leaving her with an empty nest. The mother ages, then dies.