Artist: Ayelet Lindenstrauss Larsen

Title: Pregnant

Attribution: Pregnant, 1999, Ayelet Lindenstrauss Larsen

Year: 1999

Materials: Silk, wool, and cotton threads, cotton fabric, and unspun silk on silk gauze

Dimensions: 7 3/4" h by 6" w

Image Statement: This piece is about the experience of pregnancy: the heightened emotional state, the acute awareness of my body, and the sense of heaviness. It is a portrait of myself as a vessel for my baby, worked at a time when my only glimpse of her had been through a sonogram.