Taipei photographer Annie Wang decided early on that the stereotypical image of mother and child wasn’t going to work for her. “My artistic strategies are based on self-representation,” Annie said.
Her series ‘The Mother As A Creator‘ is an attempt to represent the fusion of artist and mother, portraying her and her son in various layers as he grows up. “Here I take a family photograph each year of my son and myself, and then the next year, take another image of us in front of the previous picture,” she explains. “Therefore, different layers of my son and I emerge on the same surface after a lengthy accumulation of detail and texture. Different stages of my son and I are overlaid, and from the different pictures, we have created a dialogue with each other in this dimension upon compressed dimension. From within these dimensions will emerge a new depiction/visualization of Motherhood.”
The results are incredible and have touched many hearts around the world. Her now 18-year-old son is proud and happy to have grown together with his mother’s incredible art, and will continue to do so in the future!
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2001 – The day before I was due to give birth
2002 – Pressing the camera shutter together
2003 – My son’s leg was in plaster
2004 – Celebrating Christmas
2005 – Setting up the exhibition
2006 – Working hard
2010 – Moving and uncertain
2011 – Making dreams
2014 – At the same height
2018 – Arguing for freedom