Of the 5 characteristics of good art, (technique, concept, emotion, new, medium) I believe that I had a unique emotion to my piece, as well as a difficult concept to pull off.
In the end, my piece was not exactly as I envisioned it, but I think it communicates my meaning - The place we grow up, our homes, they holds a meaning to us. Your hometown and home-place is piece of your soul, one that shapes the person you become. Some homes are broken, some are less than what we want, but the place you grow up will always hold significance for you. For me, this wistful stare into the past, with a hidden twist about what I plan for my future, is what I wanted to show in my piece.