What will become of me, of my identity as a woman, when I'll be a mother?
Mater (self portrait) is a meditation on the woman's figure when she becomes a mother. A status that can be all-consuming, exposing us to new fragilities and to the unresolved needs of our inner child, while it also unlocks an unexpected power from deep within us.
The photo is inspired by the archetype of a fertility goddess, as depicted by the ancient Venus Figurines of the European Paleolithic period.
Detail of the hand and mask