Helen Sargeant ©, Mum's Cake 1/3, 16/12/13, Digital Photograph
Helen Sargeant ©, Mum’s Cake 1/3, 16/12/13, Digital Photograph
Helen Sargeant ©, Mum's Cake, 16/12/13, Digital Photograph
Helen Sargeant ©, Mum’s Cake, 2/3, 16/12/13, Digital Photograph
Helen Sargeant ©, Mum's Cake, 3/3, 16/12/13, Digital Photograph
Helen Sargeant ©, Mum’s Cake, 3/3, 16/12/13, Digital Photograph

Mum gave me a christmas cake yesterday. I haven’t even got through 2012’s creation yet, though I am sure that it would actually be fine to eat (I am not going to try). The thing is I’m not really that crazy about fruit cake, but I love that she made it for me and my family. Food and love are very interlinked aren’t they.

I see my mum as becoming an embodiment of these cakes. I will cherish them on Christmas day as she will not be spending it with me. I love the cakes that she has made for me, how carefully she wrapped them up.

Its a strange time of year, so many un-realistic expectations of families and parents to deliver that “perfect christmas”, it often feels like one big very hungry monster….I will try not to feed it too much !!

 

About Helen Sargeant

I am a visual artist, mother of two children aged 12 and 4, and co-founder of the MeWe arts collective. I intend to use this site to explore how my personal experiences as a mother informs my arts practice. To reflect upon the maternal in relationship to memory, loss, and mental health in particu…Read more

Website: http://helensargeant.co.uk

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