Mothers making art, and The Maternal in art

This beautiful work, created using media historically though of as ‘craft’ and therefore set apart somehow from the traditional art world,  is by Ontario artist Mary Kroetsch and takes the subject of mothers and daughters. A wonderful piece. Screen Shot 2014-11-28 at 2.47.58 AM

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The following are two brilliant pieces by the late iconic artist Louise Bourgeois. Image no 1 is titled ‘The Woven Child’ and is a mixed media work with an emphasis on textile media. Bourgeois (1911-2010), a contemporary artist whose work continues to be valued extremely highly by the contemporary art world internationally, regularly used ‘craft’ materials.Screen Shot 2014-11-28 at 3.02.49 AM

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Louise Bourgeois, Mother and Child (2001)

And this one might surprise you – the ‘Maternal’ in Art – yup, the self proclaimed “Mother Monster” herself, Lady Gaga. If you don’t know “Born This Way”, have’a watch..


                        Artists – Mothers – Art/craft – Politics – Activism – Craftivism

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Check out these mighty makers from Australia.

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The following text, reviewed and academically published, is a strong source of information and insight into the area of maternal art and The Maternal in art.

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For more detailed information on the above text:

This is another good site:

Published by Danielle Hogan

Visual artist, writer, curator, educator

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