Pamela Hobbs

“Motherland,”sepia-toned & hand-colored silver-gelatin prints

Motherland (2002), is a series of 16 photographs that consider the idea of fertility and reproduction in the feminine experience. Natural forms such as nests and cocoons are found in landscapes and combined with figurative elements. Woman is pictured in a larger, impersonal context of metamorphosis, decomposition and regeneration. Sepia-toned, she is frozen in a silent landscape as a statuesque ideal.