Mother Refuge Portrait
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Artist Proofs, signed and dated on print.
Print is printed on Epson Luster photo paper, 260 gsm, 10 mil thickness. Prints will be protected and shipped in a tube mailer.
Mother Refuge speaks about my mother's miscarriage of my older brother while traveling by foot thru shallow waters along a mountainside of Northern Malaysia. The detailed elements in the wallpaper include a fetus being carried away by a lotus flower, silhouettes of people traveling on a boat, a pirate emblem, and cherry blossoms. The fetus is white representing the color worn by the Vietnamese people during funerals. Rather than wearing black, white signifies the celebration of life, not death. The lotus flower naturally grows in muddy water and represents a purifying of a spirit, born into and through murkiness. The lotus is a metaphor for life and death.
Portrait is of my mother, taken in my fathers portrait studio in Can Tho, Vietnam before the Fall of Saigon.