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Hester Jones

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A MOTHER

This series of portraits of mother and child examines the ambivalent feelings and fantasies mothers experience towards their children. My intention is to unsettle idealized and romantic representations of motherhood as found in the media, conventional paintings and photographic portraits. To live up to this idealized, culturally constructed identity, the mother often has to suppress these negative feelings so as not to be seen as a demon or unworthy. She can feel persecutory guilt, frustration and maternal depression from such feelings and fantasies, all of which are cultural taboos in today's society.

With thanks to Artful Dodgers and John Jones.

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hesterjones@gmail.com
www.hesterjones.com

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