The tension of being both a mother and an artist

The tension of being both a mother and an artist

While still a student in the late 1960s, artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, pregnant with her first child, met a famous sculptor. She remembers him saying, seeing her baby bump, “Well, I guess now you can’t be an artist.” He wasn’t entirely wrong, she realized later. once she had a baby, Ukeles found herself trapped in …

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