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A Link with the Past
68 x 23 x 42
Dyptych sculpture on wooden prints, 2011
Billie Bond's work is mainly figurative with a passion for the portrait and the majority of her work is ceramic.
A Link With The Past explores maternity & motherhood, a theme that has been expressed through sculpture by humans since the beginning of civilisation, but a subject today that seems to have been pushed aside by education, career aspirations and financial constraints. This work is the result of questioning today’s decline of young planned motherhood and the rejection of breast-feeding. Princess Tootee sits with quiet Egyptian-like authority as befits a deity worthy of worship. However, using the notion of ancient artefacts as a vehicle to consider the decay of maternity and motherhood parallels. Princess Tootee with that of a forgotten civilization. Synthesizing the latest digital communication technology within the traditional craft of mosaics brings this work into the contemporary world.Deciphering the mosaic QR codes with a mobile phone invites the viewer to be part of the creative process and is a step forward in changing the attitudes towards motherhood.