mother moon

/ Xiaoxing

Visual Arts1 min reading time

No. 3

An upturned white crescent moon is worn on the center of the moon goddess's forehead. While only her upper face is visible, her thin tears fall down the red clouds ahead of her.

My piece titled ‘mother moon’ holds a lot of sentimental value to me and is dedicated to my biological mother who I have never met, as I am a transnational Chinese adoptee. My inspiration for the ‘mother moon’ stemmed from my childhood belief that my biological mother sent the moon to watch over me every night to protect me. To this day I find comfort in knowing the moon will return every night to remind me I am not alone.