Brandy Trigueros: There’s No Other Like Your Mother
Photographer Brandy Trigueros has been exploring the idea of motherhood with her project There’s No Other Like Your Mother. Her series of conceptual, metaphorical, and sometimes humorous photographs examine the complexity of going from two people to three and the fear and excitement that comes from taking on a new role, a role for which there is no instruction manual. This project is a 2014 Critical Mass Finalist.
Brandy is a native Angeleno whose work introduces worlds in which one can slide down a rabbit hole into other realities, where memories float on the subconscious and parts of childhood can be retained. She was awarded a scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and later studied illustration and photography at Art Center College of Design. She worked in magazine publishing and continued in animation for Nickelodeon.
Brandy’s work has been featured in exhibitions and publications across the country. Influenced by her parents’ creative spirits, she pursues transformation through her imagery while living in Los Angeles with her cartoonist husband, Eddie, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Baron.
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 dread of losing my hair, body, freedom and liveliness; the anticipation of love and playfulness; the terror of taking care of another human life. 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.
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