Like a Weed - Hovering Between Us.
2002 - 2013
660 x 960 mm
Fox Talbot Museum, Wiltshire (Accredited Museum)
Colour archival pigment print by Laura Hartford in landscape format - part of her "Like a Weed" series. It depicts a night-time scene with a cross-sectional view of the ground with a boy (her son) hovering lengthwise above the grass. Various toys are under the surface, set into the soil. There is a house in the background. The image has a white border. Markings: Verso: Handwritten in pencil: "Hartford 2012/13". In Laura Hartford's own words: "Like a Weed" is an on-going series of color photographs of my son Jake, which began in 2002 when he was six years old. I construct sets for him in my studio with lumber, plants, fabric, paper, paint, dirt, photographs and other materials. The work is a personal reflection on parenting and the prevalent metaphors linking maternity with the fecundity of nature."
Donated on 6 August 2013 to the Fox Talbot Museum by Laura Hartford, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts, of Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road, NA206, Louisville, Kentucky 40205, USA.