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Ashley Pao | “Mother Cup”

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Three cups stacked: one at the base is upside down, while two are balanced atop it face-up

Ashley Pao, "Mother Cup," 2021, recycled clay, 7" x 6" x 3"

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This piece is a from a project exploring conjoining vessels. Called "Mother Cup", it is a reflection of the role women (especially as mothers) have to play in families. Mothers tend to be the foundation of families, expected to support spouses, kids, career, etc. to the point where they are no longer functioning as their singular, intended purpose: a cup to fill for herself.