Online artwork evolved through dialogue and workshops
Mother to Mother investigated the emotional relationships and legacies of motherhood. In residency at the Robert Owen Early Years Centre in East Greenwich, Alinah held conversations with local mothers that focused on their relationships to their own mothers and to their children. These were followed by weaving workshops where participants were invited to express their ‘mother to mother’ relationships creatively and non-verbally. The process raised a whole series of questions, the most important of which formed the basis of an online garden at www.mother-mother.com, where visitors are invited to reflect on and plant their own maternal relationships.
Commissioned by Independent Photography, part of the Imagine East Greenwich programme.
Artists blog on her own experience of transition into motherhood and simultaneous bereavement.