Title

Single Mothers

Lead Author Major

Studio Art

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Jennifer Little

Faculty Mentor Department

Studio Art

Abstract/Artist Statement

Through this series of photographs “Single Mothers”, I demonstrate how single mothers are able to raise their child/children. I capture the best moments that a mother has with her children. I want to observe how single mothers are treated. I feel that single mothers are not treated the same as other mothers. My inspiration for this series is my childhood friend and my cousin who are single mothers raising their children alone. After observing the hard work they do, I noticed that they did a lot more than other mothers. In this exhibition, “Single Mothers”, I display photographs of single mothers caring for their children. I came to the conclusion that seeing a single mother is more common than in the past. There are many single mothers of different cultures, ages and social class. Now, the question that society asks is, can a single mother care for her children? Society is the number one critique when it comes to single mothers. People do not know the story behind the reason why these mothers are single. In this exhibition “Single Mothers” I demonstrate that single mothers are capable of raising their child/children. I interviewed these single mothers and their answers did not surprise me at all. I knew that these women never thought that they were going to be raising children on their own. One of the mothers said, “I never thought in a million years that I was going to be a single mother, never did it cross my mind that I was going to take the role of being a mother and father for my child.”

Location

Reynolds Art Gallery

Start Date

20-4-2015 6:00 PM

End Date

9-5-2015 8:00 PM

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Apr 20th, 6:00 PM May 9th, 8:00 PM

Single Mothers

Reynolds Art Gallery

Through this series of photographs “Single Mothers”, I demonstrate how single mothers are able to raise their child/children. I capture the best moments that a mother has with her children. I want to observe how single mothers are treated. I feel that single mothers are not treated the same as other mothers. My inspiration for this series is my childhood friend and my cousin who are single mothers raising their children alone. After observing the hard work they do, I noticed that they did a lot more than other mothers. In this exhibition, “Single Mothers”, I display photographs of single mothers caring for their children. I came to the conclusion that seeing a single mother is more common than in the past. There are many single mothers of different cultures, ages and social class. Now, the question that society asks is, can a single mother care for her children? Society is the number one critique when it comes to single mothers. People do not know the story behind the reason why these mothers are single. In this exhibition “Single Mothers” I demonstrate that single mothers are capable of raising their child/children. I interviewed these single mothers and their answers did not surprise me at all. I knew that these women never thought that they were going to be raising children on their own. One of the mothers said, “I never thought in a million years that I was going to be a single mother, never did it cross my mind that I was going to take the role of being a mother and father for my child.”