2009, Woven photo tapestry (cotton thread) with baby carriage
Wrapped in secure blanket womb, the mother pushes her baby towards a hopeful future.
Based on my recent experiences working in Mansoura, Egypt as a volunteer for the Smile Train and Surgical Volunteers International, this piece emerged. "Security Blanket" addresses child rearing as a universal experience, woven through an equation of parenting since the events of September 11, global instability has mandated a neo-maternalism that is threaded through generations by an undercurrent of anxiety. Wrapped in secure blanket womb, the mother pushes her baby towards a hopeful future.
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