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The Mother as a Creator
2001-
BY
WANG Hsiao-Ching
The Mother as a Creator
2001-
Landa Print
119×81 cm
The Mother as a Creator
2001-
Landa Print
119×81 cm
The Mother as a Creator
2001-
Landa Print
119×81 cm
The Mother as a Creator
2001-
Landa Print
119×81 cm
The Mother as a Creator
2001-
Landa Print
119×81 cm
The Mother as a Creator
2001-
Landa Print
119×81 cm
The Mother as a Creator
2001-
Landa Print
119×81 cm
The Mother as a Creator
2001-
Landa Print
119×81 cm
The Mother as a Creator
2001-
Landa Print
119×81 cm
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The Mother is like an artist doing her work while calling upon her own wisdom. The Mother not only creates a life, but also creates continually a continuous and fluid matrix of experience between Mother and Child.

Motherhood is a long-term process with a complex weaving of experiences. This wholeness and complexity cannot be expressed solely by the generally accepted saccharine image of Mother and Child, nor by the other extreme - the image of the Mother Incarnate, who willing sacrifices herself for the good of her children. All of these stereotypical representations of Motherhood are for me a long and tedious harangue, something I have tried to avoid in my life from the very beginning..

For this reason and become I believe in the parity between Motherhood and artistic creativity, I attempt to combine the role of mother and artist while trying to represent this fusion with an interlocked series of works expressing, at first hand, the experience of Motherhood.

Here I take a family photograph each year of my son and myself, and then the next year, take another image of us in front of the previous picture. Therefore, different layers of my son and I emerge on the same surface after a lengthy accumulation of detail and texture. Different stages of my son and I are overlaid; and from the different pictures we have created dialogue with each other in this dimension upon compressed dimension. From within these dimensions will emerge a new depiction/visualization of Motherhood.

This time-tunnel artwork has recorded my different experience of Motherhood and the relationship between my son and I for ten years. By doing so, it is easy to compare and observe our growth and development. The most important is that these representations will keep going to use our life and time to undermine the inflexible and stereotypical conventions of Motherhood which in their idealizations seek to allow only a single shallow plane of experience.

ARTISTS
2 artworks / 74 exhibition
Photographic Art
Annie Hsiao-Ching Wang received her practice-based PhD in Art from the University of Brighton (UK). She has been enthusiastically and intensively studied on the issues related women’s identity, creativity and visual culture in her artworks and res ...
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KEYWORDS
WANG Hsiao-Ching, 2002-, Photographic Art