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February 2006

February 2006

Artist: Jennifer Schlesinger (American, born 1974)
Date: 2006 (printed 2013)
Medium: pigment print
Dimensions:
Image: 15 x 30 in. (38.1 x 76.2 cm)
Frame: 15 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 1 5/16 in. (39.4 x 77.5 x 3.3 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Jennifer Schlesinger, 2013
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2013.38.3
Description
The artist began this series of twelve images as she was beginning to think about motherhood, became pregnant, and then gave birth to a daughter. The moon, with its cycle of phases, has long been associated with women and fertility. Here it marks the passage of months, a period of tremendous expectancy, in which life takes form and a child develops, unseen. The eerie nighttime landscape also seems to represent the unknown – the mystery of life, the face of the child waiting to be born, and the future that lies ahead.
Not on view