Mothering and Mirroring is a photographic project on infantile communication that wasn’t exhibited yet. The thread that links mother and child is an invisible mirror: one is the mirror of the other in a game of symbiosis and reciprocity that allows the initiation of a communication without words. The images search for the intimacy of a conversation that has just started. They acces an infinite space of two extraneous individuals who are getting to know each other through gestures. Mother and chid follow a rituality, a pattern guided by the mother since the very beginning.
The mother’s face is a complex sphere of signs that the child will soon learn to interpret. To understand each other, mother and child engage in a reciprocal game of identification. Their face expressions are often aligned and show similar moods.