My Mother belongs to a series of columns that Indiana began in 1964, and modified in 1998 with the addition of gold paint. The other works are My Father, Dillinger, Bob’s Column, Call Me Ishmael, and Call Me Indiana. These columns were first exhibited with wheels in 2005, at the exhibition Robert Indiana: Wood, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York.
Although not completed until later, My Mother‘s mid-60s conception date places it in the same period that he was working on his Mother and Father diptych. Thus, My Mother, along with the column My Father, as works that commemorate his parents, can be seen as companions to the painting.