Photo by @paulinarte

This work explores the concept of the connection and attachment that we have with our mothers. There is an invisible tie that binds, enduring all the ups and downs of complex familial relationships.

When my mother passed away in June of 2020, a deep feeling of helplessness invaded me. Something was disconnected at that moment, a thread was severed that I could not repair.

I wanted desperately to retain all that I could of my mother and the bond that we shared. Contemplating and seeking to capture memories of her, I realized that the mark that I carry on my belly from my umbilical cord is a sign that she will never leave me. I carry this imprint with me always, a constant reminder of how my mother gave me life.

Photo by @paulinarte
Photo by @paulinarte