Madonna and Child, 2011

Marble, various dimensions

The project I call ‘Madonna and Child’

is an edition of marble sculptures carved in the form of differently posed nursing cushions. The soft forms are composed in closed unaccommodating arrangements, which are subtly figurative.

 

The work is a statement on my motherhood, representing issues which are in contrast to the art history icon ‘Madonna and Child’, the universal depiction, throughout western art history, of worshipped and sanctified motherhood.

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