Divine Motherhood

Divine Motherhood is a series of mixed-media collages created from acrylic paper palette scraps, canvas, and brown paper bags. They explore the identity of biblical Mary as a mother by drawing parallels to the beauty of other mothers.

Mary’s legacy emphasizes the “virgin” aspect of her immaculate conception, downplaying her role as an actual pregnant mother-to-be. Perhaps it is such a “commoner’s” experience that scripture does not mention the labor or pain involved in childbirth. The artist explores this alternative narrative with a regal palette of gold and blue and by choosing to portray the bodies of other expecting moms as divine beings.