I’ve been a mother most of my adult life. I have four children that range in age from my eldest girl of 21 years to my youngest, which just turned three. When she was a child, my first-born and I were inseparable. This created an uncanny bond as she inevitably mirrored and adopted my personal character traits. Her transition into womanhood included many unpredictable roles, one of which was that of a mother figure to her siblings. Her parental and discipline methods are inarguably linked to mine; so profound is my influence on my daughter that my youngest sons respect and obey her just as if I were present.
In this series, I explore the relationship between my offspring, with my daughter in the “surrogate role”, and attempt to depict how she personifies me in my absence almost as if I am in her and we are one. To convey this abstract concept, I’ve incorporated postproduction techniques to superimpose and intergrade certain anatomy parts of my body into hers (and vice versa) while photographing us in situation that are both real and reenactments taken from actual events.