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Friday, 25 January 2008

mother and child

The other thing about the Alison Lapper statue (see post below) is the way it also portrayed pregnancy - which is viewed as a disability in its own right - in a public place, something rarer even than the portrayal of disability (alright, Nelson in Trafalgar Square has only one arm, but he doesn't count).

Which takes us back to mother and child - to me, the relentless physicality of motherhood is an aspect that is both fascinating and exhausting.

copyright Colin Pantall

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