Happy Mother's Day to all Mammas, both biological and spiritual! We did a little action to celebrate at Thyrsus Press. It started more darkly maybe than many babies, actually from a bête noire of mine-can't stand the term "soccer mom"-gets my feminist/mom hackles up... My kid doesn't play soccer, but that's not the point. If he did, I would be there for him, but that isn't the point. So often women are leveled by terms like this bandied about in popular culture. So the idea of the soccer mom Willendorf Venus came up in my head, tickled me, and needed to be realized. I just finished her up last week as it occurred that Mother's Day would be a good excuse to push 'er out there. She took three passes through the press in an edition of 150. She's gone in the mail, up around the hood, and, most fun, had a distribution in Hamburg, Germany. Doug is on one of his regular jaunts over there for work, so he packed a stapler and a bundle of "the Mamas" and documented where they landed. Probably doesn't translate, but why not---we're chuffed to see her off traveling.
Mama in Hamburg, Germany
Mama in Berkeley, CA