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Rabenmutter (raven mother) is a German expression used to describe a bad mother, who does not take sufficient care of her children, often because she is combining family with work.

This painting highlights the struggle of new working mothers, trying to cope with society’s expectations. Finding the balance between financially providing and caring for their baby seems often times impossible and leaves mothers riddled with guilt when leaving their child to go to work.

No consideration is given for the mother’s well-being who is often exhausted and trapped in a whirlwind of emotions. We give it all, our bodies, energy, dedication and sanity to be there for our baby, yet we are left feeling that it is never enough. The emotional and mental state of young mothers has long been forgotten and it is expected that life will continue just as it was before giving birth. 

Rabenmutter - Original Painting

  • Original oil painting by Pia Dugger on gallery wrapped canvas, 24" x 24" x 1.5" (high, wide, deep)

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