Woman as a Vessel
About the artwork:
This artwork shows woman as a vessel - a carrier of the other. Throughout life we re-create ourselves to mean different things to ourselves and to others - moving from independent young woman to wife to mother to ‘mature’ woman. The deliberate framing with no head is meant to ask the question "are we more than just our bodies - mothers/carers/objects of desire?". The woman is holding a bowl that's tipping over and spilling out, showing that sometimes we take on more than we are able.
(Please note, some image proportions do not match the preview display. Click the image to see the full photograph.)
Acrylic/mixed on paper
About the artist:
I have lived in Port Stephens for 18 years. We brought up our family here and have strong connections to the community through the family networks and my creative connections.