Projects > Motherwork

Popsicle
Linden flowers, leaves, ice, re-useable popsicle stick
2020
Sons
Video
2 minutes 19 seconds
2020
Moonbook
Pencil, Moleskine booklet
2016
Moon (192 nights)
192 pairs of silicone earplugs
2019
7 Days
Coffee on watercolor paper
2019
Kintsugi apple
Apple, porcelain, clay
2019

Motherwork is a loosely connected series of works, including informal collaborations with my son as well as self-reflective studies on mothering, its praxis, our ephemerality, the power of imagination… It was undertaken as part of an Artist Residency in Motherhood and overlaps with other projects.

The collection draws inspiration from texts like Sara Ruddick’s Maternal Thinking (1995) - essentially, the theory of motherhood as a practice - whose meaning is extended here to include creative practice; Gianfranco Baruchello's and Henry Martin's How to Imagine: a narrative on art and agriculture (1983) is also integral - namely, its emphasis on art in the everyday world: "We always had the idea of using all the objective things around us, the objects we have, things in general, the spaces at our disposal, the outdoors around us, we always had the idea of using this all for, well, it's hard to say, some sort of theater, a life. Poetry" (29).