Naomi McEneely
"Mothers and Daughters"

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(Photos by Patrick Fraser)

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Statement

My piece is about Mothers and Daughters and how that relationship is two sided. On one hand we see the childís view of the mother and on the other hand the motherís view of the child. The perspective changes dramatically once the daughter becomes the mother. It is kind of like the question of which comes first the chicken or the egg.

My squares are embroideries worked with silk floss on white cotton muslin. The chains that link the squares together are crocheted to, hopefully, look like DNA strands.

The images are taken from photos. The squares start with my grandmother as a child, then as an adult. Next is my mother as a child, then as an adult. Then comes me as a baby, then as an adult. The last two images are my daughters as babies and now as adults.

The words are reflective of how today science provides the explanation for what happens while an embryo is forming into a baby. Even with all of the scientific information relationships between mothers and daughters is still about time spent together and the love that is so intangible.

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