Shadow by Graziella Cerveira Nunes
Nurturing another being isn’t just about feeding the body: it takes dedication, presence and affection. It’s a constant challenge – how can you give something of yourself that’s in scarce supply? The only way is to feed yourself first, but time doesn’t wait, and the others need me. This work is inspired by my maternal experience. In everyday life with children, I experiment with myself all the time. Often the taste is bitter. Sweetness suits childhood better, I know. I'm a loving mother who sometimes doesn't reach the shelf, or doesn't see the right pot. The shadow gets in the way. Obviously, motherhood is much more than fragments of shadow or light. But in this series I am interested in reflecting a little on frustrations, fears and misunderstandings. It’s anintimate dive, an opportunity for transformation.