The Roman God Janus is frequently depicted with two faces, one looking forward to the future and one back to the past. In this work I explore that duality, as my awareness begins to focus on getting older and finding myself at a point of transition and shift. As women we inhabit different roles throughout our lives, worker, spouse, mother, sister, friend. With Janus Rising, I consider a different future and identity, as my role as a mother starts to shift. Each image is an exploration of time’s passing, as I explore the interplay between fragility and strength and the resilience of self.
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