8" x 10" graphite study
6b pencil and eraser
The thought behind this study is to take a word that has had little meaning or purpose in my life and showcase its obscurity. In further studies I will start defacing the word beyond recognition in order to communicate the different levels of obscurity. I like the direction I am heading but further investigation is required. The goal is to graduate to a larger size of either 18" x 24" or 20" x 30".
Background as to why, "Mother", largely holds no weight in my life.
-given up to the state as ward by my biological mother at the age of 6.
-adopted by a couple at the age of 8 or 9 but less than a year later relinquished back to the state a ward along with my sister.
-At 18 my sister, during a meeting with my biological mother, was told that we were not her kids and that she never had any children.
-I remained in the system until I aged out at 18.
Any thoughts or suggestions.