Un-mothering

Un-mothering is an ongoing project that explores female lineage, alliance, and empowerment. It questions the patriarchal expectations of women as mothers and natural nurturers that influence and at times limit their civil and domestic rights.

 

The project interrogates the construct of gender and the subjectivity of female bodies within the binary and patriarchal framework.

 

With a focus on the mother-child relationship, the artist uses Persian calligraphy on found photos to create an alternative narrative for each image. The title of each piece reflects the repeating phrase on it. Through this practice, the artist seeks to recreate a family archive aimed at healing and to further explore the possibilities available to bodies assigned or identified as female.