Mothers Are Wolves
This body of work focuses on the tools of making and unmaking in relation to the transitional space described by the paediatrician and psychoanalyst, Donald Winnicott. The space between mother and child might be understood as a holding space, a place of nurturing and attachment, but also one of greed, obsession and desire. In Mothers are Wolves... I play with the material function of scissors to suggest a space that is playful but also formless, overwhelming and potentially smothering. Scissors enable separation, describe the process of shaping ourselves, giving form to the concept of being an individual. Scissors that fail are troublesome things.