Alix Marie’s Maman (2019) is composed of 5 images of the artist’s mother’s bust printed on silky fabric. The piece invites visitors to step inside the circle, recreating an intimate experience in the public space of the gallery/museum. For Marie’s Maman sculpture, the photographs are displayed inside the piece. On the outside, the images correspond but allow viewers to only guess the images within. The work expands on Marie’s ongoing investigations on the topology of the female body, as well as on photography’s potential for materiality and its historical relationship with fabric. The piece speaks about two sides of maternity: on one side it humorously sees the artist recreating her mother, gesturing a desire to hide back inside her and receive maternal comfort, and on another can refer to the confinement of a more threatening side of maternal protection.