BODY projects > Milk Work | 2005-07

These pieces were made using human breast milk, generously donated to me by one mother who had weaned her daughter and had a surplus of un-needed frozen milk, and another nursing mother who had enough to spare. My use of the imagery and materials of lactation and milk are related in part to my mother’s breast cancer survival. The implication of the loss of the source of my original nourishment led me to become intrigued by the quiet possibility of my own body to produce substances and fluids, years before I gave birth to my own child.

As Above So Below 4 (detail)
Breastmilk on Vellum
30"x40"
2005
As Above So Below 3
Breastmilk on Vellum
30"x40"
2005
As Above So Below 2
Breastmilk on Vellum
2005
As Above So Below 1
Breastmilk on Vellum
30"x40"
2005
Let Down ( Flow) - detail
Breastmilk on Vellum
variable
2007
Let Down (Flow)
Breastmilk on Vellum
variable
2007