My Hero

My mother was my hero. She was a shining example of unwavering strength, love, and remarkable wisdom. She raised six children, was married to our father for fifty years, and was the primary breadwinner for our family of eight.

This exhibition is a tribute to my mother, the “unsung hero.” I used a variety of photographic media and poetry ranging from whimsical to somber in an attempt to reveal her life with honesty and honor it with sensitivity.

My passion to create art celebrating my mom, a relatively unknown woman, was originally intended as a record of her story for her grandchildren. I ultimately decided to be brave and share a private life with the public. I hope it encourages others to honor their loved ones.