Adar Ng

Birth Scar

Birth Scar

2017
29.7cm X 42cm
Archival Inkjet Print on Canson Rag Photographique

The bellybutton is the first scar we ever had and the only evidence of a physical connection we once had with our mothers - a living testimony we carry on our bodies.
At the age of 8, my mom passed away. What I know of her stops then. In multiple studio sessions, I managed to engage 50 individuals. Capturing images of their bellybuttons and recording an account they had with their mothers.
This gives the individuals a moment to recall a thought or memory they had with their mothers.
It also gives me a chance to re-imagine what it could have been if she was still around.
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