The works presented here are portraits of my Mother meditating for motherhood between religious faith and will power, the creation of which, became a personal means of coping with her death. Catholic rosaries and knitted baby booties are depicted as I explore feminine identity within the context of fertility and the social views that condition it. Material explorations include, rusted steel, body fluid, and animal tissue.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Motherhood in art; Women in art; Rosary in art; Mixed media (Art); Abject art
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CIAS)
Madera, Edna, "Cyclical" (2011). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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