There’s No Other Like Your Mother
Through memory, metaphor and imagined destinies, “There’s No Other Like Your Mother” explores a pivotal metamorphosis so often taken for granted: becoming a mother.
In this series I explore the fears, uncertainties and yearning that swirl in my heart as I decide whether to undergo this seminal transformation from child to parent: the demands of living up to selflessness; the fear that not having a child will yield a heavy loneliness; the possibility of losing my freedom, sense of self and liveliness; the anticipation of love and playfulness; the concern of bringing a child into an overpopulated, violent and fragile world. The window for becoming a mother begins to close as I approach forty. I reflect on my past as I contemplate the future. Am I a different woman than I thought I would be?
I create photographs to explore these questions, to make sense of my future, and to lead me to self-knowledge and, hopefully, epiphany.