Materials: neon floor resin, wall insulation foam, interior latex house paint, mica powder, phosphorescent pigment, plastic funerary plants, tropical foliage, discarded plastic bags, wood beads, cockroach, anise, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, black beans, egg shells, coffee slurry, gardenia perfume bottle, Peruvian Straight hair weave, bamboo fiber, braided rope Fur & Quipus from llama & alpaca
The Mother Mold sculptures document the birthing justice crisis in the Americas by casting pregnant BIPOC in the collaborative Mama Spa Botanica workshop. Composed of intimate waste, environmental ephemera and domestic construction materials, reproductive health in the Americas, a complicated historical, political and geographic context wherein conquering the tropical landscape and procreative bodies stem from a colonial Eurocentric legacy.
Recalling pre-colonial, ancestral birth practices the materials cast into the Mother Mold sculpture are forms of resistance practices ranging from labor healing to liberation theology. The colors and texture of the pregnant effigy figure references fecund liberation mythologies ranging from Andean cultures (Pachamama) to Caribbean syncretic traditions (Ciguapa).