Motherhood has always been a popular theme in art with the Madonna and Child being one of the earliest and most popular depictions. However, motherhood in all its complexity has far more shades than scenes of domestic bliss as the work of these three prominent artists can attest to.
Ceramic artist Umibaizurah Mahir's work have been described as playful, ironic and rich in symbolism. Indeed the Johor-born artist complex work has a surreal yet thought-provoking quality which has led to the artist representing Malaysia at the 2009 Jakarta Ceramics Biennale. She was also among the Top 10 Winners of The Young Contemporaries 2006 by The National Art Gallery Malaysia, and awarded Top 5 Winners for her collaboration with children in making clay sculpture at the Tokoname City Culture Hall, Aichi, Japan.
Completed over four years, her three pieces, Love ‘Word of The Day', Domestic #2 and Stranded Migrants, are examples of work inspired by motherhood.