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|Title:||Towards a Language of Interruption|
|Authors:||Sturgess, Helen Mary|
|Publisher:||University of Sydney.|
Sydney College of the Arts (Visual Arts).
Department of Sculpture, Performance and Installation.
|Abstract:||My research paper is an attempt to begin to articulate and document my lived experience of being both a mother and an artist. Underpinned by research into the cultural and social history of the experience of mothering and the cultural institution of ‘motherhood’, I revisit and reinterpret some of my earlier works, and explore issues of identity brought up by the relational experience of mothering. I seek out other women who are, or have been, both mothers and artists – particularly sculptors – whose work relates to their subjective experiences of mothering. From them I select and investigate both works, and reflections, which I feel resonate with my own experience of combining the roles of mother and artist. Against this background I describe and interpret my own recent body of work, drawn from my subjective experience of becoming, and being, a mother whilst continuing my artistic practice.|
|Description:||Master of Visual Arts|
|Appears in Collections:||Sydney Digital Theses (Open Access)|
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