A Flower with No Name

Abigail Bradley's avatar Abigail Bradley

This piece represents the story of Korean adoptees and others who can relate to the search for identity. Korean adoptees are part of a subculture in American society, who like many immigrants, are caught between two worlds. While born in Korea and raised by predominantly Caucasian American families, it is natural to wonder who we are, how we are able to see ourselves, and how society sees us. Also, how do we find peace within ourselves despite a fog over personal histories? My entry depicts this delicate balance by incorporating a Korean style lotus flower design that disappears as it moves across the surface while honey bees surround a woman of Korean descent. Who is the woman? Is she an adoptee, a mother, a sister, or a daughter? It is possible she could fit into any one of those roles. She is a flower with no name.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Charcoal Drawing on Stucco
  • Width: 6
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 3