Have we mentioned the baby?

I brought my 6 month old baby, Ziv, on this trip–and his father as well, of course, my husband Ben.  As an artist, as a feminist, it has been a strange event, this having a child.  I believe Motherhood is in many ways the biggest taboo one can have in the art world.  Even finding the language to think about, write about, being a mother is riddled with landmines of cliches, sentimentality, internalized contempt for mothers–hence, myself–fear of self-obliteration.

I must find the language, however, because bringing him has added a particular layer of magic to this journey, and not only for me.  One challenge for me will be finding the words to articulate what that magic is.

Ziv Touching Double Negative