Charlene Cerny, the Director of the Museum of International Folk Art, visited my studio, and The Empty Womb installation yesterday. She shared her thoughts with me hours later;
“Thank you, Robbi. Your work is so moving because it is not only deeply personal and explores a “ taboo” subject, but also because it is so universal to women everywhere. Made me realize how from the “privileged” woman who can even hope to try IVF to the checker at K-Mart, the pain of infertility is the same. And how we always need to remember in every interaction we have we can never know what personal trauma is being faced by the person we come into contact with…
I will be thinking about your work and you deeply and will hope that it gets the public attention it deserves.
Thank you, Charlene, for sharing your very kind thoughts, and for begin so supportive of the work, and women everywhere who battle with the emotions of infertility; regardless of their socioeconomic status.