Lost Childhood

Cierra Maher,  Lost Childhood,  2015.

Cierra Maher, Lost Childhood, 2015.

There have been a lot of things from my childhood resurfacing lately in many different forms. I'm at a point in my life where I can recognize a lot of the situations that have shaped me, and thus I can truly start to move past them. 

This photo helps visualize some of the emotions I feel in regards to my past, and how there are many children like myself who have had to grow up much too fast for various different reasons. I want the viewer to wonder what happened to the girl. Did she get older? Did she die? Is there a limbo for children who don't get to be kids? There's many ways to lose a childhood.