An installation and series of work that signifies Genevieve's relationship between her birth mother, foster mothers, and the Mother who adopted and raised her. After the unexpected death of her Mother in 2011, Genevieve was left with an irremediable grief, a bitter perception of reality and distorted memories from her past that needed to be revived. She designed a time-based piece that functions as her attempt to confront the traumatic experiences she's endured and to portray her desire to mend an irreversible past.
Inside each miniature frame contains a picture of both Genevieve's foster mothers and Mom. In the original photographs, Genevieve's foster mothers hold her while sitting against a Snow White themed background. During the adoption process, Genevieve's parents were given these photographs to show them what she looked like before they met in person. The hidden remnants from Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs illustrate Genevieve's only memories of her brief upbringing in South Korea.
Genevieve grew up not knowing anything about her birth parents. She constantly wonders whether she has her Mother's smile or her Father's eyes. Having no answers or explanations has made it difficult for her to truly move on. The mask broken in half symbolizes two separate identities where there will always be a part of her that will feel incomplete without knowing the truth about her birth parents.