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Mourning the Empty Nest


Today’s Mothers are are in such a hurry for their children to grow up that they have lost the time to enjoy them as children. The next thing the Mothers discover is that the children are gone and the nest is empty.


Symbolism:  The Mother is dismayed by the empty nest, she is thinking…”When did this happen?” 

This image is partially inspired from the Aboriginal Australians’ petroglyphs. To me, the round symbols in the background are stars representing time.

This also reminds me of the Australian movie “The Rabbit Fence”, about the Government removing Aboriginal children from their families to assimilate into the white society, creating empty nests for their Mothers.

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