There’s No Other Like Your Mother

THERE’S NO OTHER LIKE YOUR MOTHER

Through memory, metaphor and imagined destinies, “There’s No Other Like Your Mother” explores a pivotal metamorphosis so often taken for granted: becoming a mother.

In this series I explore the fears, uncertainties and yearning that swirl in my heart as I decide whether to undergo this seminal transformation from child to parent: the demands of living up to selflessness; the fear that not having a child will yield a heavy loneliness; the possibility of losing my freedom, sense of self and liveliness; the anticipation of love and playfulness; the concern of bringing a child into an overpopulated, violent and fragile world. The window for becoming a mother begins to close as I approach forty. I reflect on my past as I contemplate the future. Am I a different woman than I thought I would be?

I create photographs to explore these questions, to make sense of my future, and to lead me to self-knowledge and, hopefully, epiphany.

Theres No Other Like Your Mother © Brandy Trigueros 2013.jpg3_Nesting © Brandy Trigueros 2014.jpgPins and Needles © Brandy Trigueros 2015.jpgThreshold © Brandy Trigueros 2015.jpg4_Pigtails © Brandy Trigueros 2014.jpg6_Hope © Brandy Trigueros 2013.jpg7_Paper Trail © Brandy Trigueros 2014.jpg2_Temperamental © Brandy Trigueros 2014.jpg11_On the Edge © Brandy Trigueros 2013.jpg18_Flowering © Brandy Trigueros 2015.jpg12_Horizon © Brandy Trigueros 2013.jpg13_We Are Not Two, We Are One © Brandy Trigueros 2013.jpgInner Eye © Brandy Trigueros 2014-c80.jpg9_ © Brandy Trigueros 2015.jpgThe Ties That Bind Us © Brandy Trigueros 2013.jpg25_ © Brandy Trigueros 2013.jpg28_Wings of Change © Brandy Trigueros 2013.jpg17_ © Brandy Trigueros 2014.jpg30_Passage © Brandy Trigueros 2013.jpgThe Yield © Brandy Trigueros 2015.jpgEngender © Brandy Trigueros 2015.jpg © Brandy Trigueros 2016.jpg15_The Path Ahead © Brandy Trigueros 2014.jpg33_Maternal Reverie © Brandy Trigueros 2014.jpgWeighted © Brandy Trigueros 2016.jpg © Brandy Trigueros 2015-2-c14.jpgMirrored Possibilities © Brandy Trigueros 2016.jpg© Brandy Trigueros 2014.jpgStepping Into The Unknown © Brandy Trigueros 2016.jpg