Tutorial; Tabatha Andrews.
When dealing with the birth paintings it seems to connect to every mother i talk to, each has her own story too they seem to want to tell me as I have told mine. just a snippets sometimes maybe but even as we talk Tabatha tells me she has twins.... we are suddenly no longer tutor and student for a moment we are two mothers with a shared experience, we as women share this and it’s ok to do so. Unlike the massive Damien Hurst’s foetus sculptures there is something intimate about what I am doing, something more than the science of it all. I’m interested in the story. The work is increasingly becoming about the beginning of motherhood but the journey to acceptance of how motherhood is now for me, acceptance of a time past.
Mary Kelly’s Post Partum document.
D W Winnnicott: transitional object
Could the work have all the possibility and meaning of participation without people actually being participatory. There is no need for instructions. No need to tell everything.
Rather than giving all the answers pose questions.
With the 3D “icon” pieces, how does the image relate to the object? Inside/ outside....
Find the strength and power in the things themselves. It might be important to avoid being garrulous!
Powerful subject that does not need to be instant access. Invite and enquiry and deal with things that are difficult.
Consider: Loss -transition -ritual -acquisition of language
It might help to read James Elikin’s ; Painting and Tears
Deal with more singular images like womb...
Distil the images maybe one co