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Mother Fear Mother Dear

Accession Number
2008/1.168

Title
Mother Fear Mother Dear

Artist(s)
Brenda Goodman

Medium & Support
collage on board

Dimensions
36 in. x 49 7/8 in. x 1 3/8 in. ( 91.5 cm x 126.7 cm x 3.5 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Brenda Goodman in honor of Gertrude Kasle

Subject matter
Brenda Goodman is a feminist artist who is known for using her emotions to create her art and her revealing self portraits. She shares in interviews that she had a tense relationship with her mother who was very critical which is likely the inspiration for the title of this piece. The origins and subjects of the photographs in the collage are unknown but there appears to be themes of body perception and youth. 

Primary Object Classification
Mixed Media

Primary Object Type
collage

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
collages (visual works)
feminism
mixed media works
mothers
photographs

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