Of Woman Born

 

 

 

 

Through scenes both imagined and observed we have arrived at conclusions on how we feel history has treated us.

When we come to accept that in order to improve the position of women within society we must actively move beyond what is perceived to be our traditional roles, there begins a process of questioning.  These questions must address the implications of such activism in defining not only woman as ‘mother’, but also man as ‘mother’. ‘Of Woman Born’ is a response to the book of the same name by writer and feminist Adrienne Rich.

Images were captured of a combination of scenes both imagined and observed; imagined in the mind of one who has experienced the confines of the domestic domain, and observed through the representation of ‘mother’ in art, in history and through cultural imagery.

“The key to understanding women’s history is in accepting- painful though it may be- that it is the history of the majority of mankind…  History, as written and perceived up to now is the history of a minority, who may well turn out to be the ‘subgroup’.- Gerda Lerner