Mother

2013
East Kimberley

Mother is a 38 minute video produced over 24 hours of a dog named Babygirl giving birth to 11 puppies.

This video is raw, fierce, painful, vulnerable, dirty and purposeful. It conveys the messy and powerful essence of something so fundamental for our world, full of life. It captures the intricate web of motherhood – traversing birth, life, and death in one 24 hour period.

Mother was first shown at the 64th Blake Prize for the religious and spiritual in art at UNSW Galleries, Sydney in 2014.