Little Mother

Little Mother

Artist: Heather Ritchie

Title: Little Mother

Attribution: Little Mother 2022 Heather Milne Ritchie

Year: 2022

Materials: Soapstone, fiber

Dimensions: 6"×8"

Image Statement: My work combines stonecarving and fiber. Traditionally a masculine and hard material, stone is my primary medium. Historically feminine and soft, the fiber is recycled domestic fabric. In this case it is a potholder. I am interested in the paradox in societal roles and the flipping of expectations of the materials themselves.