My latest work explores the idea of maternal love. Is maternal love something all women possess? Do all women display maternal love when they bear a child? My maternal love changes its face ever minute. Sometimes it shows warm and selfless love—and then quickly changes to cold and possessing obsession.
What is maternal love all about? When my daughter was sleeping, it was my daily routine to check often to make sure that she was breathing. The fear of losing her haunted me persistently.
Perhaps it’s because of my difficult pregnancy. I experienced bleeding during the eighth week of my pregnancy, was hospitalized three times, and was eventually strapped to bed for ten months. She was delivered by Caesarean section. I never saw the umbilical cord that connected me to my daughter.
“I combined disparate elements such as mold grown in my studio, stars downloaded from robot cameras in space, snowflakes captured on a winter’s night, to magnolia trees blooming in spring. At the heart of these images are unique camera-less Light Projections which I devised for this project. This series is about my ideas of Infinity.”
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern. —William Blake
With their fur dyed bright colours and cut into shapes to look like different animals and insects, this is the latest trend for pets in Russia. A salon is offering the unusual styling to four-legged friends - and even claims the animals enjoy having it done. In this intriguing footage, Daria Gotz, the owner of a salon in Yekaterinburg, shows off a cat that’s been styled to to look like a dragon - and a dog that resembles a bumblebee.