The "Venus of Willendorf" is a 4 1/4--inch statuette of a conspicuously fecund woman carved about 30,000 years ago, an indication that maternity has been of artistic interest for a very long time. "Feeling Me" (2004), the first of the 26 color prints in this exhibition, shows a naked Ms. Carucci with a similarly protuberant stomach and full breasts; her husband's hand rests on her stomach. Her expression is one of inwardness as she contemplates possible futures. Since her body is dramatically lighted against a black backdrop, it is clear this is not a casual snapshot but a carefully arranged iteration of this most mysterious of themes. At parturition, Ms. Carucci was delivered of twins, Eden and Emmanuelle.
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