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Loretto Kirribilli

Mother and Daughter: i., ii., iii.,iv.

Collection of Works, prints on muslin, photographs

'Mother and Daughter: i., ii., iii., iv.' explores the intrinsic connection between mother and daughter through the use of twigs, dyes created from mother earth and muslin cloth as the fabric commonly used to wrap, protect and comfort a newborn. With four daughters, my mother shares four exquisitely unique bonds, which have been built on pure love and warm tenderness. The imperfections and variety of the dyed patches, that form the quilt, illustrate that each mother-daughter relationship is beautifully unique and when woven together with understanding and compassion, a beautiful bond is formed. The undeniable love of my mother to protect and comfort her daughters is illustrated photographically with the wrapping of her arms around each daughter draped in the muslin cloth. Furthermore, the woven nests explore the concept of nurturing, protection and comfort provided by my mother for her four daughters.

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