I am not a mother but I am a career driven individual that worries that having kids may take away from my identity and all I have done to get where I am. I know they won't, and that they will most likely add to it but, it is refreshing to hear voices in the Art World address it head on. It is also empowering to see so many creative role models sneer at this archaic thought.
"...while male artists can uphold this illusion of the creative loner while also being partners and parents—Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Ai Weiwei, John Currin, Olafur Eliasson, Chris Ofili, Alex Katz, and many more are fathers—female artists are expected to forgo children in order to meet the same standard. "
You Can Be a Mother and Still Be a Successful Artist
ARTSY EDITORIAL BY MARINA CASHDAN