Crossing into motherhood is a monumental shift in a woman's life. In this time, artist mothers redefine who they are as humans, but also who they are as artists. The work in Crowns is a reflection by eight ceramic artists regarding their experiences in the currents of motherhood. The artists approach the theme in a number of ways, including sculptural and two-dimensional forms, figuration, installation, and vessels.
The inspiration for the title Crowns lies in biological and metaphorical content. We are literally crowned by our mother's hips as infants in the womb, and the role of motherhood might be described as a crowning moment for some. The impacts that caring for children have on artist mothers expands beyond new time constraints and into physical, emotional and perhaps spiritual crossings.
This is the first stop for this exhibit, which will travel to other galleries around the country.
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