Foundling: 100 Days is a public art project comprised of 100 portraits, based on my own and my fellow adoptee's adoption file photographs. These images of waiting children—impassive faces returning the viewer’s gaze with a direct, unflinching stare—bear witness to who we were as foundlings; before we were given names, before we were claimed by families, before we left the countries of our birth and traveled around the world to our new homes. Each image in “Foundling: 100 Days” captures a transitional moment—a moment outside of history, captured for purely documentary purposes, and lost to time; together, these works explore an experience that has never before been addressed in a comprehensive portrait exhibit.

Megan Rye, 2020.


Each portrait is 12 x 19 inches, oil on paper.


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Cara
Megan
Glenn
Ulyana
Sarah
Xavier
Ulyana
Tyler
Tony
Tanya
Suzi
Se
Sam
Sam
Rachel
Nancy
Mimi
Mercedes
Mel
Meghann M.
Megan
Megan
Megan
Megan
Max
Matthew
Uma
Mark
Mark
Marissa
Maili
Mackie
Lily T.
Libby
Libby S.
Leo
Lee
Lee
Lee
Keon
Kim
Katie
Kathy
Kathy
Kat
Kari
Kari 2
Julia
Julia
John T.
John M.
Jodi
Jessica W.
Jessica W.
Jessica G.
Jack
Isabella T.
Isabella L. 2
Isabella L.
Emily D.
Emily
Elizabeth
David
Corey
Corey 2
Christie
Christie 2
Chris
Chelsea
Chelsea
Chelsea
Cecely
Carly
Carlos
Carlie
Cam
Brian 2
Brian
Billy
Betsy
Betsy 3
Betsy 2
Anonymous 3
Anonymous 2
Anonymous
Anna
Anja
Andrew H. 2
Andrew H.
Andrew D.
Amy
Allison
Allison 2
Alissa
Alexis
Alexis Two
Alex
Ahna
Megan