I was interviewed about this piece in Studio PMC by Suzanne Wade* and probably spoke most eloquently about it then. Briefly, about the origins of the piece. There was a call for entries that Tim McCreight wrote for a show called “Secret Identities.” I designed this medal, in the form inspired by a Jewish mourning pin, in response to that call because anyone who had met me more recently didn’t know that I was a mother who had lost a baby, hence, my secret identity.
Only later did I realize that the call for art was for a Secret Identity that you wished you had. So I didn’t enter this piece in that call, but the call inspired this piece, and in turn, the whole series.
*Here’s the link to that article, in the Summer 2006 issue of Studio PMC.