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From the traveling exhibit Mother.Culture.

Currently showing in Sacramento’s Phantom Gallery through January 2008.
Contact Rachel Valley to make an appointment for a private showing.

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Inspired by a lithograph I saw of an African American slave wet nursing the child of a white slave owner. I wanted to place the mother in the same pose, yet she is reclaiming her breasts by nursing her own child all while maintaining her own estate. I wanted to ask why perhaps black breastfeeding rates are so low in the U.S. Is it possible that resentment toward nursing someone elses children in the past carried forward through the generations?

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Comments

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 6 years ago

    How sweet and beautiful this image is.

  • Peace Mitchell
    Peace Mitchellover 6 years ago

    I ‘ve really enjoyed this series, I only wish I could come to your exhibiition. I’m so impressed by your work you make me proud to be a breastfeeding mother. Well done!!

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