Photographer's Note

I really like this monument of the lady with two children on both her sides, tearing dramatically her clothes. I have no idea what the artist meant here. Is the lady simply tired of motherhood? Some people say that “the first forty years of parenthood are the toughest” … Maybe she is defending them from something. In fact, the tower on the right belongs to the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Dresden. August the Strong became Catholic to become the King of Poland. But the whole Dresden was Protestant. May be the lady is protesting against that, tearing her clothes in front of the Roman Catholic Cathedral. Standing between the tower of the Dresden Castle (in the left) and the tower of the church, she may illustrate the difficulty we people face trying to follow laws created by humans versus laws created by God himself. Maybe she is not torn between but rather squeezed between the two towers, two powers which leave her no space to breathe. In the modern language we could say that she is struggling to find the work-life balance.

To be honest, the reason she is so tightly squeezed is the consequence of the fact that I wanted to avoid the construction work happening just next to her, and this turned out to be a good angle for that.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5963 W: 105 N: 15532] (61082)
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