MATERNAL PARADOX

Digital Photography Series

 
 

Artist Statement

This work is a testimony to the contradiction I feel surrounding my experience with motherhood. I am conflicted between the external messaging of constant joy and purpose and the intimate reality of monotony and a heavy mental load. The weight of obligation and burden is far greater than what was imagined and foretold. Still, in the midst of responsibility, the anticipated bliss finds a way to pierce through, sometimes when least expected. It is a fickle enigma that is beyond my understanding. I use photography as a means of documentation and reflection on this paradox.

 
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