2020 Finalists

Cecilia SORDI CAMPOS

Artist statement: The image is part of the ongoing project titled The motherhood that wasn’t.

I’m infertile. While I never wished to be a mother, the concept of infertility is part of my quotidian reality. I question if this is due to social expectations or a biological need. Since having children has never been an intention, my infertility should not cause any emotional conflict, nonetheless, it does. My body, it seems, has failed to conform to expectations of a person who was born with a reproductive apparatus.

Drawing from a narrative of the self, I aim to understand the phenomenological and psychosomatic expression of infertility caused by endometriosis while seeking strategies in communicating these experiences within the public consciousness. The motherhood that wasn’t also acts as a catharsis, in which I mourn the choice my own body took from me.

www.ceciliasordicampos.com

(Un)motherhood, (in)fertility  2022
from the series The motherhood that wasn't
pigment ink-jet print
90.0 x 72.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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