Procreate Project, the Museum of Motherhood and the Mom Egg Review are pleased to announce the 44th edition of this scholarly discourse. Literature intersects with art to explore the wonder and the challenges of motherhood. Using words and art to connect new pathways between the academic, the para-academic, the digital, and the real, as well as the everyday: wherever you live, work, and play, the Art of Motherhood is made manifest.
Art by Tereza Buskova – ‘Clipping the Church’ In many cultures, even today, new mothers and their infants are subject to a period of physical seclusion or confinement from the rest of the world. During this time, the support of relatives and the local community plays a vital role in sustaining the family by caringContinue reading “M.A.M.A. 37- Clipping the Church and a Measure of Grace”
Marketa Senkyrik mother’s diary (for Kaya) 2017-2018 hand-bound diary / drawings – fine-liner, watercolour crayons, crayons My mum has plenty of photo albums – one from each holiday, one from each Christmas… When I am visiting my parents, we often look at the photos together. I like to draw diaries. They are a bit likeContinue reading “MAMA 31: Mother’s Diary, Mothertime ‘Let Down’ & MOM EGG Review Reading in NYC [LINK]”
About the Artist: Saskia Saunders creates minimal constructed artworks, from domestic materials such as parchment paper, string and household linens. These are sensitively woven, wrapped and manipulated, highlighting their simple, functional aesthetic and inherent tactile qualities. Saunders’ work is strongly linked to a sense of place, the home. Her art is an invitation to experience a calmContinue reading “M.A.M.A. Weaving the Past with the Present: Saskia Saunders & Martha Joy Rose”
Statement: Rajaa Paixão’s art practice tackles a conceptual and multidisciplinary approach, mainly encompassing sculpture and painting, turned into assemblages. Having an overly dreamy and idealist nature, her thoughts tend to be too erratic and therefore overlapping, resulting in the abstraction and blurry perception of events, contrasted with the urge to reorder physical objects neatly, andContinue reading “M.A.M.A. Left Overs – no more with Rajaa Paixão and Oz with Gwen North Reiss”
The Riddle (2017) This stop-motion animation, made from collaged monoprints The work focusses on the loss of self-identity in early motherhood. What is left of a person’s personality once the numerous responsibilities and anxieties are taken on. Anna Fennel Hughes is a freelance artist creating monoprints that are often used to form illustrations, animations andContinue reading “M.A.M.A. – The Riddle, The Interior Vacation, and the Mother House [LINK]”