Gravid (2003-6)

Gravid (2003-2006)

Mixed media on Mylar (colour images) + intaglio prints (black & white).

My series “Gravid” continued my diaristic approach to image-making with an exploration of motherhood from the viewpoint of a professional artist. While the decision to have a child is invariably a momentous one, this decision is made more complex when the woman is also a professional artist. On a broader level, “Gravid” presented an honest, unsentimentalized view of motherhood that challenged the clichéd images often found in the mainstream media.

Gravid= “pregnant,” 1590s, from L. gravidus, from gravis “burdened, heavy” (see grave (adj.)).

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