The Fertility Paintings
My new work is a direct reaction to my own struggle with infertility and the fertility treatments that followed my diagnosis. Infertility is often felt as a direct failure on the part of the woman. With this work I intend to address the guilt, fear, hopelessness, anxiety, and profound unknown of entering into one of the most invasive, most personal of medical diagnostics and treatment, while also showing tremendous appreciation and compassion for the female body.
Using the reproductive organs of flora often paired with parts of my own body, I attempt to describe specific aspects of my personal experience with fertility consultation and treatment. Each piece is a direct response to some specific feeling, terminology, or event within the process.