The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood

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Artists Engaging with Women's Issues and Motherhood

Gallery Editor Ana C.H. Silva 

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Sarah Dixon – Mother Bunting Project

Mother Bunting – Sarah Dixon and Contributing Artists Bunting, that repeating triangle flag of cheeriness that decorates birthday parties and festivities, is now in the hands of feminist artists. Sarah Dixon, an artist based in Stroud, England, offers her…

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Sarah Irvin – Child Citizen Project

Sarah Irvin Statement: Sarah Irvin creates artwork at the intersection of the social construct of motherhood and her own lived experience within the daily practice of mothering. She is interested in public perceptions and definitions of caretaking and how these…

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Megan Wynne

Megan Wynne Artist Statement: I am interested in the transgenerational legacy of the mother-child dynamic, in which beliefs, behaviors, and past traumas haunt one generation to the next. In the Motherhood project, I work in collaboration with my two…

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Tsaurah Litzky – The Picture Is The Poem

Tsaurah Litzky Artist’s Statement  – I’m a widely published poet who also writes fiction, memoir, erotica, plays and commentary. Four years ago when an injury kept me indoors for the winter I started making collages. I consider each…

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Minna Dubin – Momlists

Minna Dubin – Artist’s Statement: – I am interested in using art to challenge people to think critically about cultural mythologies embedded in our everyday lives. I take familiar things—baseball games or cuddling with a child—and pry them open, look…

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Sally Deskins

Sally Deskins –  is an artist, art writer and writer. Her art has been exhibited in galleries in Omaha, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston, Pittsburgh, Ohio and Chicago; and has been published in publications such as Certain Circuits, Weave Magazine, and…

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Anna Lawson

Anna Lawson Artist’s Statement: I have sketchbook after sketchbook of image ideas ….The set of images that are relevant to women …was started in response to being a very tired and frustrated mother and it was, in truth, the only way…

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Jessy Randall – The Topology of Motherhood

Poetry Comics by Jessy Randall – “The Topology of Motherhood” The diagrams (without added text) originally appeared in: Roger Fenn, ed. Topology of Low-Dimensional Manifolds: Proceedings of the Second Sussex Conference, 1977. Berlin, 1979. Jessy Randall’s motherhood-related poems and…

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MER 12 – A Show of Hands by Hester Jones

Hester Jones – A Show of Hands Hester Jones is a British Artist based in London UK. Her work is an ongoing investigation into culturally constructed, gendered identities; she is interested in the performative and participatory qualities…

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MER 12 – Migrant Mothers by Eti Wade

Eti Wade on the cover image from her series, MIGRANT MOTHERS  –  ‘Migrant Mothers’ is a series of photographs of mothers with their children. The title is a homage to Dorothea Lange’s famous photograph ‘Migrant Mother’ which recorded a young…

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CALL YOURSELF A MOTHER by Hester Jones

Excerpts from a photo essay by Hester Jones, “CALL YOURSELF A MOTHER.” View more photographs of this essay and more of Hester’s other work at www.hesterjones.com. Hester Jones is a British artist, based in London. She graduated from MA Photography,…

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Roberta Fineberg: Portraits of Innocence and Wisdom

Women Writers Series – Photography by Roberta Fineberg http://www.robertafineberg.com/ The following portraits are selected from Roberta Fineberg’s collection of portraits of One Hundred Women Writers. Portraits of Innocence and Wisdom is a photo essay of approximately 100 women writers, shot roughly…