Clarisse d'Arcimoles

In The Bath (My Mother And My Sister)

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In The Bath (My Mother And My Sister)
Clarisse d'Arcimoles
In The Bath (My Mother And My Sister)
2009
Archival inkjet print
24.5 x 35 cm
“The initial inspiration for wanting to do this project came from a photograph of my brother and I as children, naked having a bath together in a small pink bucket. When trying to re-stage this photograph I realised it would be interpreted with pornographic connotations – which was absolutely not the aim of course! When I photographed my mother and my sister in the tub my mother was unhappy about it, especially about being naked. It took a while to talk her into doing it. My sister was really big in comparison to when she was 3, and in the original picture she has such a crazy smile. To recreate a natural smile like that took a lot of persuasion.”

     
 


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