This is ‘Mahmi’ (Bundjalung for ‘Mother’).
An organic sculpture made by Australian eco-feminist artist Moana Pearl.
Materials: natural fibers, banana, vines, palms, ochres and re-cycled fabrics
155 x 125 x 52 cm
Originally in the ‘Essence of Woman’ exhibit in early 2014 in Byron Bay, ‘Mahmi’ now seeks a patron so she can be appreciated by many at a women’s studies university, a maternity ward, or an urban women’s centre.
If you know of any patrons of the arts who would may be able to assist ‘Mahmi’ to find her home please leave a comment.
Below is a snippet from abc Northern Rivers review of the exhibit. For the entire article go to: http://www.abc.net.au/local/reviews/2014/03/11/3960719.htm?§ion=news
Born in Australia, you may have noticed that ‘Mahmi’ has a marsupial style pouch. She is a representation of woman abundance, our inherent connection to nature and planetary cycles, and the power of the life giving mystery in our wombs.
She currently sits on a 80 cm high white plinth but can be removed easily for transport. She is a labor of love, with the handiwork and prayers of over two dozen women and a few young girls woven into her.
Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species.- Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women who Run with Wolves