Game of Chance

Solo Show, Winter 2015
_gaia studio, Jersey City, NJ

Artist Statement

This series of work began with my pregnancy, which came at the end of my artist residency at Tyler School in 2011. Like many women, I became obsessed with my body and hungry for research relating to my condition. My studies led me to a slew of historical methods of predicting pregnancy (and even sex) via scientific and superstitious tests. Between uromancy, Ukrainian frogs, and pH strips, I found a sense of community knowing so many women have searched for the same answers for centuries. The work in this show combines found objects and mixed media to imagine my conceptualized experiences with each test method.