Caramel loves: Mothers
Three things that Caramel loves in March. In celebration of Mothering Sunday on March 15th, this month we focus on mothers.
1. Blue Nights, Joan Didion
Written in Joan Didion’s inimitably frank and incisive language, Blue Nights is a haunting exploration of the life and loss of her only child Quintana Roo. Appealing not only to mothers, this book has the powerful subject of memory at its heart.
Originally an exhibition curated by Susan Bright at The Photographers’ Gallery in 2013, we loved Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood so much that one member of the Caramel team visited three times. Aiming to challenge traditionally held views of motherhood and the notion of identity so entwined, we were particularly drawn to works by Elinor Carucci, Fred Hüning and Hanna Putz.
A beautifully animated Japanese film by director Mamoru Hosoda, Wolf Children tells the story of university student Hana who falls in love with a werewolf. When Hana is left to raise their two half-wolf children alone, an enduring story of sacrificial mother love is told against a backdrop of perfectly drawn mountain scenery and an uplifting musical score.