Childless or childfree? Women who do not have children. I am forty-eight and childfree. I have never wanted children. Occasionally I question myself if I made the right decision? Am I infertile? How would a child have changed my life? How would having a child have affected my career as an artist? Why would I want to bring a child into a world of uncertainty? Mum’s Not The Word brings together images of the female form, positioned in the fetus position, in reverse. The fetus is representational of an intimate and introspective metaphysical investigation. It is a posture that relates to the female as reproducer and acts as a metaphor for the seed within.
Denise Felkin – British photographer currently working in London, Brighton and Essex.