9 layers of interior latex house paint (1 for every gestational month), form a vivid, burdened pregnant torso emerging from a white plaster wall. The effigy figure casts domestic construction materials into sedimentary layers forming a soft, splattered painting, cracking under the weight of humidity. "Under the Yolk" is an idiom referring to the force of a yoke or blunt wooden instrument; being at the mercy of an immense and oppressive force, burden, or pressure. Yema y Ya is a translation of the Orisha deity Yemaya and "Yolk Already" signaling the end of a pregnancy. The rich, egg yolk color is associated with the goddess Yemaya, who is the mother of all living things and the owner of seas and water.