While onsite at the MOM Art Annex, Batya Weinbaum will be constructing a fertility goddess mural from 6000 BCE. Her work elaborates on the Neolithic period, influenced by the works of Marija Gimbutas, Riane Eisler, Monica Sjoo (The Great Cosmic Mother) and Elizabeth Barber (Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years), who discuss periods of human history when motherhood was not a liability but something to be revered.
Tag Archives: mother made art
M.A.M.A. Issue 53 – Jessica Caldas
The Museum of Motherhood, the ProCreate Project, the Mom Egg Review present an international exchange of ideas and art. M.A.M.A. celebrates the notion of being “pregnant with ideas” in new ways. Words intersect with art and explore the wonder and the challenges of motherhood. These pathways between the creative, the literary, the digital, and the real, as well as the everyday: wherever you live, work, and play, the Art of Motherhood is made manifest.
Pandemic Parenting with Amy Swartz & The Drawing Board, by Rachael Grad
The Drawing Board is a collective – We are pleased to feature their work as part of our Pandemic Parenting exhibit online at MoM. The Drawing Board found themselves effected by the political issues, intense atmosphere, power structure, and inequity in University meetings. Afterward, they doodled intensely as a creative and healthy way to safely process. They used the fodder and energy to make work examining the tensions among creative people within a bureaucracy that guides teachers. Play with grids and office supplies countered notions of about superstructure.
Pandemic Parenting Interview with Batnadiv Hakarmi, by Rachael Grad
I was teaching before the pandemic in 3 different places. During the pandemic, it was a real struggle to teach on zoom with kids at home. I didn’t go back to teaching until after lockdown was over because it was too difficult to get childcare. I used to teach art at Brandeis University in the summer and I really miss it. I found there isn’t that much flexibility in teaching so between lockdowns and quarantines, I transitioned to giving workshops and doing freelance editing. The work does take away from my art practice – it’s a constant juggle to make time and space. From the online exhibit: Pandemic Parenting, organized by Rachael Grad for the Museum of Motherhood.