Janine Antoni

Lull, 2015

Pigment print, artist's frame

27 x 40 inches (68.58 x 101.6 cm)

Like in the Pietà, a mother holds an adult male in surrender. The photograph, taken in the financial district of New York City, utilizes the stereotype of the businessman and the mother to consider the degree to which these roles are natural, or constructed by the culture that circumscribes them.