Acknowledging the influence and symbolic power of monuments, Moon wanted to use her work to create a communal understanding of motherhood. Thus, she compiled the audio featured in the piece by interviewing close to 50 Miami-Dade locals who shared intimate details about their relationships with their mothers. Fragments of these stories were then recorded for the sculpture by Moon’s mother, as well as other family members and friends.
A sound bath of scolds, mantras, and colloquialisms in English, Spanish, and Creole emanate from the striking sculpture, which is made out of gradient dichroic glass. Moon chose for voice to play a prominent role in the piece, inspired by her own mother and how we tend to become our mothers through the language we use. “One of the things I enjoyed in the process was finding crossover in the phrases and realizing that maybe we say things in different ways, but we’re saying the same thing,” Moon explained. “I think sound helps deliver this idea of a universal part of the relationship.”