The Mother As Creator: Photos by Annie Wang
As mentioned, I’m always interested in when artist moms make motherhood the subject of their work. Here’s a great photo project by Annie Wang. The premise? She takes a photo portrait of herself and her son every year. In the background of each portrait is the one from the previous year. The final photo chronicles 17 years of mother-son portraits!
Year 1, 2001: Wang is pregnant with her son, the day before his due date
Year 2, 2002: Boy is 1 year, with pregnant Wang in background.
Year 5, 2006:
Year 10, 2011
Year 17, 2018
“I believe in the parity between Motherhood and artistic creativity, I attempt to combine the role of mother and artist while trying to represent this fusion with an interlocked series of works expressing, at first hand, the experience of Motherhood.”
P.p.s. Thanks for the tip on this, Lindsay!
Cover photo and all photos by Annie Wang via her website.