Fetal Pods

Food, clean air and water are the foundations of life. Earth provides us with all the essentials we need to survive. By depleting our natural resources and destroying the ecosystems in which we live, we are in essence, destroying ourselves. In this series I explore humanity’s attachment to Mother Earth.

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Mixed found object assemblages encased in glass domes.

Large domes (dimensions - 5” x 10.75”    Small domes (dimensions - 4” x 7.75”)

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"You are comprised of: 84 minerals, 23 Elements, and 8 gallons of water spread across 38 trillion cells.

You have been built up from nothing by the spare parts of the Earth you have consumed, according to a set of instructions hidden in a double helix and small enough to be carried by (an egg) and a sperm.

You are recycled butterflies, plants, rocks, streams, firewood, wolf fur, and shark teeth,

broken down to their smallest parts and rebuilt into our planet’s most complex living thing.

You are not living on Earth. You are Earth."

~ Aubrey Marcus

Earth Fetuses

These mixed media assemblages combine hand-colored vintage scientific prints with nature elements.

Dimensions  10.5” x 10.5”

Orchids

Inspired by the Aubrey Marcus quote above, this mixed media piece contains 75 life sized, 12 week old human fetus models, recessed and camouflaged painted into an enlarged reproduction of Plate 74: Orchidae; a lithography print created by Ernst Haeckel in 1904.  Dimensions  38" x 50"

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Peanuts

Inspired by the Aubrey Marcus quote above, this mixed media piece contains 32 life sized, 12 week old human fetus models, recessed and camouflage painted into an enlarged reproduction of a vintage scientific drawing of a peanut plant.

Dimensions 35" x 26"

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Possum

Inspired by the Aubrey Marcus quote above, this mixed media piece contains a single, life sized, 12 old week human fetus model nestled within a tiny world inside its marsupial pouch. The Opossum, Didelphimorphia, is a scientific illustration created by Albertus Seba in 1734.  Dimensions 28" x 42"

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