Candice Kwan

Zygote to Stardust

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Zygote to Stardust employs staged and still-life photography to examine the shaping of maternal identity, using the artist’s personal experiences as a point of departure. Neither documentary nor merely illustrative, the project meditates on the intense, transformative period after giving birth and on the interior topology of motherhood. Dwelling on the protracted, anti-climactic process of developing into a mother, Kwan, who works as both a physician and photographer, distills this experience into a series of “visual haikus”.