Jennifer Hecker

Mother’s Apron 2

The “Mother’s Apron” series was inspired by the form of an apron—-a curved plane, which suggests both shields and shells. As shields, they are adorned with the markings of battle, of family, of place of origin, of codes of honor, etc. As shells, they suggest home and shelter. These “apron strings” are strong, as they are made of metal, and they may fetter both parent and child, but they are linked in form to fallopian tubes, umbilical cords, and roots.

29in x 29in x 10in
plaster and steel
The Children's Inn at The National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD