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.)).

2 thoughts on “Gravid (2003-6)

  1. I Love this series and it really spoke to me as a student artist who is considering her life plan. I have always wanted children of my own but as I have reached adulthood it is something that I’ve had to seriously consider as an artist who works for a living and not just as a human desire. “Genesis” is my favorite piece in this series and brought my mind back to “The Bitter Seed” collection. Sometimes the weight of being a woman and facing the choice of childbearing can seem like you have a bitter seed planted in your pelvis. Thank you for creating these works of art and sharing your story, you’ve definitely inspired me through them.

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