Robert Melee - Mommy, 2000, slip cover, gilded frame and photographs, 213.4 x 137.2cm
In this photo tribute entitled ‘Mommy’, Melee enshrines the best and the worst of his nearest and dearest: mum boozing, in the bath, as sex kitten, cabaret diva, and Madonna with her adult naked son on her lap.
A heart-wrenchingly honest portrait of mother-son love, and all its resplendent dysfunction.
What’s the line between unconditional love and unconditional acceptance?
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend
—Martin Luther King, Jr.