Thank you so much for your beautiful comment, Jessica. I hadn't realized the various forms of references that pulled this piece together. To me, it was the process I went through in order to create a profile angle of her face (one I don't have a photograph of) and thus fill in an absent memory. It also represented, on a larger scale, how I came to know my mother as a figure in my life. Following your comment, I find myself interested in other depictions of the same process of recreating the past, perhaps in writing or music.