Strangers in a Strange Land: Envisioning the darker side of motherhood

Other literature type English OPEN
Xeros-Constantinides, Sophia Strugnell (2017)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4225/03/58abd47f4e537
  • Subject: Uncategorized | Collage | Pregnancy | Childbirth | Journeying | Motherhood | Maternity | Motherhood experiences | Mother-infant | Infant | Visual art | Picturing motherhood | Metaphor | Smyrna | Clinical | Psychological | Psychoanalytic | Fear | Darker side | Ambivalence | Monstrous | Loss

Maternity is often idealized within society, where motherhood ‘myths’ paint unachievable pictures of maternal perfection and blissful union with baby. This thesis and studio-based artwork look behind the mask of maternal perfection, at what real women have s... View more
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