Do They Ever Leave Their Mama?

2016, photo, fabric thread and string on abaca paper, 11 x 9 1/2 inches.

This was a doll dress I made when I was a little girl.  Here are my children being my children. At first I named this Giving Birth is Not This Easy, because birth is never easy and actually, I had three cesarians despite my honest efforts for natural births.  Later, reflecting on this artwork and my life as it is now,  I realize that no matter how much I think that I may have  given birth to  autonomous beings, they are still very much under my skirts.