Here is my Christmas shrine to Mary of Calendaria. She came to me in the RSPCA shop in Todmorden – a picture on plastic plate souvenir from Tenerife. She is a syncretic black virgin. Her statue became a focus of … Continued
Author: Christina MacRae
My background zigzags between working in Early Years settings, both as a teacher and as an artist, and in research. My thesis (and later research projects), in turn, have crisscrossed child development theories, critical and materialist writings and art theory. I put myself forward as a contributor for The egg, the womb, the head and the moon because I am interested in thinking about the ways that we, as adults in general, form relationships with children; both as part of the intimate relationships that we build with our own children, but also the relationships that we form with children more widely. I have been collecting eggshells over the last year because I am drawn to the paradox that as objects they are both extremely robust as well as very fragile. These are qualities that I want to explore in relation to thinking about care: caring for others, being caring and taking care.
“tread softly because you tread on my dreams” The mother of Raoul Moat, the fugitive gunman, said that she believed her son “would be better off dead”. Moat’s mother said her son had chronic asthma as a child and did … Continued