Arts My Motherland
posted by June 5 at 16:03 PMon
Even to this day, I can find no quick way around this image:
It’s the cover for Natalie Merchant’s 2001 album Motherland. What kind of power is this? It’s a power that is opposite that of the ascetic. And as the rich once admired the ascetic’s power of nothingness, of restraint, of absolute self-control, here we admire Merchant’s power of abundance, of unrestrained production. The production of milk, of life, of the universe. Here in this moment under the tree she is pure positivity.