Interdisciplinary artist Jennifer Georgescu became a mother in 2015. Her reflective Mother series
documents her experience over eight years, from a disconnection with the self to realising children
are the legacies humans leave behind. The collection is littered with symbolism from art history, playing with hidden meanings. In one self-portrait, Georgescu turns from the camera, only a cascade of blonde hair visible. Her two sons link arms with hers in another, conjuring both the wonder and labour of parenthood. Georgescu reflects: “When we think about birth, we must realise our death. Motherhood is precious and raw; wonderful and dark.”
Image Credit: Jennifer Georgescu, Stripe, (2022). Digital archival print. 55.9cm x 38.1cm.