Holgate | “Foundations”

This media file is attached to: 2nd Annual One College Virtual Art Student Exhibition

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.