A Conflict of Interests

By: Lauren McLaughlin

Penicuik, Scotland

Artist Statement

A Conflict of Interests seeks to present the multifaceted identities we hold as mothers, and the diversity of the mothering experience. Through deconstructing the word “mother” itself to present the inner words ‘other’ ‘her’ and ‘me’ it speaks of collective maternal identity and the need to listen to mothers’ voices. Mothering is a verb, and each of us has the capacity to mother: ourselves, those we care for, our communities and our earth. Only through mothering, can we mend fractured communities and relationships, heal ourselves and repair our world.