I am standing in a line. My daughter is to my left. To my right is my mother, then her mother, and her mother and so forth. Though I have never met my great grandmother, we are physically tied together by virtue of an umbilical cord. I come from a long line of women willing to sacrifice their bodies, beauty, time and their life for me. I have the power to continue that strand, or set it aside.

Umbilical, terra cotta, dirt, seeds, yarn, 2009
Umbilical 2
Umbilical, detail
Umbilical 4
Umbilical, detail
Umbilical 1
Umbilical, detail
Umbilical 3
Umbilical, detail



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