Matricis Priorem - 2018
Matrilineality is an important aspect of my work in general and of this project in particular. At birth, a female child's ovaries contain almost a million follicles, each with an immature ovum – in a sense, making it possible for the mother to carry both her female child and the eggs which might become her grandchildren. Using formal aspects of material and shape, as well semiotics, I investigate these aspects of the generational transmission of DNA from mother to daughter. Spirals of time and helical genes become one and the same, flowing out from a single point. Figurative and literal connectivity, which happens via the uterus, are used to explore this relationship from mother to daughter through each generation.