Art series by Alina Gross
For me, photography is an instrument for deep self-reflection and self-therapy. The birth of mother is symbolic of a rebirth of the self; it is a biological and mental process of growing and changing one’s personality. The changes are both physical and psychological.
I wondered how it could be possible that becoming a mother was so different to what I had imagined. From this feeling of contradiction, a work emerged over several years that addresses this process.
Throughout the process of working on this project, I did very hard emotional work and kept reinventing myself or being reborn as a mother.