For the final project, I wanted to create a narrative photography series based upon maternal connections–mainly the precious pearls of wisdom that our mothers pass down to us. Using several props (mirror from my paternal great grandmother and pearls from maternal grandmother) I wanted to focus on the maternal lineages and strength that the women in my family gave to me. This series also addresses the feelings of loss and loss of ancestral identity. My mother, who appears in this series, has battled cancer for the past thirteen years. So, I have processed this feeling of loss/loss of control alongside her. I try to represent these feelings with the disappearing/ghostly images below.