International Grammar School
Madonna and Child
Motherhood is a concept explored from ancient times through to the Renaissance and the present day. Personally, my mother has been a guiding force in my life. In my work I explore the vibrancy and intimacy of the changing contemporary relationship between mothers and their children. I have used the medium of photography in conjunction with the conventions of portraiture and still life to depict each personal environment and the individuality of each relationship. The still life images that accompany the portraits highlight the close family bonds and the fact that inanimate objects can reflect and be crucial in maternal relationships.
ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, hosted by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.