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.)).