Date of Graduation

Spring 2021

Degree

Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies

Department

Art and Design

Committee Chair

Deidre Argyle

Keywords

motherhood, anxiety, childhood, home, family, domesticity, feminism, sculpture, installation, mixed media

Subject Categories

Art and Design | Arts and Humanities | Sculpture

Abstract

This body of work represents my frustrations about domestic life, by

communicating the raw, unfiltered side of how sometimes my anxiety and

motherhood coincide. By addressing the harsh stigmas society has towards both

anxiety and motherhood, I hope to normalize the reality rather than continue the

cycle of these idealized notions of what motherhood is supposed to be. Each piece

represents a small seemingly insignificant moment from my average day, but it is

when they start to accumulate together that results in an anxiety attack. The titles

of each piece are the positive mantras I repeat endlessly to convince myself that I

am doing a good job raising my children. Motherhood is anything but easy, and

because of that “Good Moms” come in all forms. That is why I have created a

platform to discuss; The Good, The Bad and the Unspoken.

Copyright

© Casaundra R. Beard

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