Allow 6-8 Weeks

Fall 2006

This piece was for a project in Mixed Media. The assignment was a piece about identity and limited by its dimensions. I chose to do an adoption piece to stick with a common theme. It is also an important part of my identity.

Not long before I started this project, my adopted brother had requested information about his birth parents. A few weeks later he received a manila envelope in the mail with all of this new information about his life that he never knew. I found it humorous and intriguing that someone could receive unknown information about himself through the mail.

Included in the document frame is an envelope from post adoption services addressed to me. There is a stamp on the side that reads “This package contains: Your Life”. It seems impersonal, but contains your personal and familial history.