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Holgate | “Foundations”

This media file is attached to: Painting / Watercolor

The drawing was very vulnerable for me to create because it represents the parts of my childhood that were forced upon me by my mother. I grew up in a toxic religious household with abusive parenting practices and the expectation for me to grow up into a woman. I drew the hands to represent my mothers with her signature red nail polish. When I finished the painting I spilled paint over the faces, representing how I grew up and “ruined” my mothers vision of a good daughter but also represents me giving up the force fed ideas from my mother and being openly trans as an adult.