Monotropy, 2003.

Oil, paper patterns, graphite, and thread on canvas,

24 x 30 inches.

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About This Artwork: Monotropy is the concept that infants have an innate and inborn capacity to attach primarily to a single caregiver, like a mother. It's a component of attachment theory in psychology. This is a portrait of my mother and the two single band patterns represent me and my brother, and that's all I will say about this.