This work, made during the first two years of my new role as mother,demonstratesthe complexityof doing the most difficult yet most meaningful work I’d ever done. The physical act of motherhood begins at conception and continues to evolve through a child’s life. Here, I turnmy lens on these physical elements: pain on the surface of the skin, illness, emotional outpouring of love and distress, the engorgement of the breast. These things simultaneously bring excruciating physical pain and unparalleled emotional joy. Through images of my own mother, I attach a thread from one generation to the next. I confront the complexity of these seemingly contradictory states of being, and the ways in which women feel the pull of motherhood, their children, and their physical self and appearance in a way unlike anything or anyone else.
anna.ogier, “Anna Ogier-Bloomer,” Artist Parent Index , accessed November 30, 2023, http://www.artistparentindex.com/items/show/163.
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