May 10, 2009

Mother's Day!!

Genetic Engineering

These 2 pieces are part of a series I did in the 1990's on genetic engineering. I was living in Davis at the time, and they were trying to make the perfect tomato. Also, at that time there was a lot of testing going on with human parts and pigs.

When I was 6 or 7 my mom was a graduate student at Tulane University in New Orleans. I remember there was a floor in the school that had babies/fetuses in jars (all development levels, extra limbs, etc.). I was fascinated! I was always asking to be taken up to see the "babies".
I'm sure this was part of my want for children. I wanted one of those babies of my own, well not in a jar, but to love and hold. I have been blessed with 3.

Happy Mother's Day Mom!


  1. The pig with the fetus may be my new favorite of yours. That is spectacular, beautiful, and...unsettling.

  2. I hope you enjoyed your day. The pig is fascinating. It draws the eye.

    CJ xx

  3. They're powerful. The pig made me think of Jonah in the Fish.

  4. I just read this post and thought you might find it interesting.