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Honolulu artist traces her missing mother’s footsteps across the globe — NBC News

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— by Melissa Kim: A mother peers down behind glasses at the baby she holds in a bowl; the baby looks back out, a tiny black sprout of hair gathered atop her head. Missing person posters rise behind them, a sunset glow in the corner and letters strewn on the ground. This oil painting is entitled, “Letters From LA.”

There’s an arresting quality to the series titled “Last Known Locations,” caught somewhere between heartbreaking and heartwarming. The work created by Honolulu-based artist Lauren Hana Chai details six locations where her mother, Mira, left a trail before she went missing entirely…

Image courtesy of Lauren Hana Chai

May 2, 2019 — 17:09 GMT+1

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