Tracey Kershaw (Socket)
My maternal experience is central to my art practice and my current concerns focus on the changing relationship between my son and myself. My intention is to make visible my maternal subjective position and to draw attention to the intensity of the maternal gaze. I am interested in the details and familiarity of everyday events. These ordinary, mundane and easily over-looked moments, which speak of a particular time, represent to me, the inevitable, more fundamental changes that will occur as he grows up.
Unexceptional incidents from my son's life are seen from my perspective as mother and observer, and presented as an epiphany, a signifier of the real. As mementos of growth and change, quotidian events represent the poignancy of a weakening bond and my resulting feelings of loss and separation.