Through memory, metaphor, and imagined destinies, “There’s No Other Like Your Mother” seeks to explore the complexities and constructs of female identity and the maternal subject as I reconceive my fertile state of being. The sudden death of my mother prompted the (re)birth of my artistic self at the age of 29 and the emergence of this series which contemplates my own shifting identity, once firmly rooted in the domestic tradition but now seemingly unmoored.
This personal photographic juncture examines the psychological inner states ofambiguity and desire as I decide whether to undergo the seminal transformation into matrescence: the anticipation of love and playfulness; the apprehension of bringing a child into a climate changed world and future of ecological uncertainty; the concern of economic insecurity; the fear that not having a child will yield a heavy loneliness.
As the window for becoming pregnant begins to close after turning forty, the vision of motherhood starts to fade and acts as an abject weight in my current state of liminality.
With unmatched expectations of the woman I thought I might become, I navigate through the mercurial metamorphosis of becoming.
There's No Other Like Your Mother
Limited Edition Prints Available
Foto Forum Santa Fe Exhibition Record
There's No Other Like Your Mother, solo exhibition, 2021
Brandy Trigueros is a Los Angeles based artist who uses the narrative space of the camera to playfully create staged inquisitions of femininity, memoir, and the on-going transformation of self. After years of working in publishing at the Los Angeles Times and animation at Nickelodeon, she began pursuing her artistic practice full-time and received her BFA in Photography and Media from California Institute of the Arts.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Griffin Museum of Photography, Foto Forum Santa Fe, Center for Photographic Art, Building Bridges Art Exchange, Center for Fine Art Photography, Berlin Foto Biennale, Los Angeles Center of Photography, and New Orleans Photo Alliance. Her photographs have been published in Musée Magazine, Lenscratch, and F-Stop Magazine, among others.
Brandy received the 2020 CENTER Curator’s Choice First Place Award by Marina Chao of the International Center of Photography and is a four-time Critical Mass finalist. She is also a 2022 Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted artist, FOCUS Photo LA Summer 2021 First Runner-up, FRESH 2021 Klompching Gallery finalist, 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Award finalist and received honorable mentions in the 2014, 2015 and 2019 International Photography Awards.