Mothers make art: using participatory art to explore the transition to motherhood
This article explores the use of visual methods to explore women’s experience of pregnancy, childbirth and the adjustment to motherhood in a British context; it is particularly interested in thinking about whether visual methods can help deliver new insights into these experiences and what forms these might take. The work is not making universal claims about maternal experience, but rather is interested in the vibrancy, intensity and freshness that visual methods can bring to elucidate human experience.
|Art elicitation; Visual methods; Childbirth and art; Arts and health; Participatory methods; The Birth Project
|Journal of Applied Arts and Health
|Intellect and International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
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|01 Jun 2015
|Publication process dates
|27 Nov 2015, 15:01
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|University of Derby and Health & Social Care Research Centre
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