Author: Tracey Kershaw
I am an artist and mother. Originally from Wales, I now live and practice in Nottingham, where I studied Fine Art, and am co-founder of the art collective Socket. My work explores themes of motherhood, ageing and notions of change. I am interested in the familiarity of the everyday, which I examine from the perspective of my own relationship with my son. I have just completed a one-year residency awarded by the University of Nottingham’s Fine Art department. During the year I began to develop a project, ‘Tell me about your mother’, reflecting upon the mother's position from the perspective of the child as an adult. The project continues….Website: http://www.traceykershaw.co.uk
…..collecting stories about mothers…..
I’m collecting stories about mothers. I have a purple armchair and a small wooden box engraved with the words, ‘tell me about your mother’. A little over a year ago, I began asking people to sit in the purple chair … Continued
It’s just a letter.… But to me this ‘k’ is much more … I know my son is growing up (he’s 10 now), and I know that I’m not the centre of his world anymore. I’m used to seeing the … Continued
one step forward, two steps back… …he moves towards me and away at the same time… …the inevitability of separation as my son grows up.
I look at my 10 year old son, and I wonder….. – Did I say the right thing? – Did I do the right thing? – How did I react? – What will he remember? – Did he understand … Continued