Janine Antoni

Up Against, 2009

Digital C-print, artist's frame 

31 6/16 x 21 7/8 x 1 3/4 inches (79.68 x 55.56 x 4.45 cm)

Up Against is an image of Antoni's thigh seen through a window of a doll's house. Too big for the room, the small bed presses up against her skin. There is no room for anything but the mother. The shift of scale speaks to how the mother’s ubiquitous presence is undeniable.