Fired grey clay and parian 'fertility pebbles'
Matrilineage and Mitochondrial DNA
This work celebrates female ancestry (matrilinear inheritance).
It draws on scientific findings regarding the exclusively female transmission of mitochondrial DNA via the egg from generation to generation and the consequent lineage dating back to the beginnings of humankind.
It references clay, wood and stone artefacts from earlier civilisations which celebrate the fecundity of the mother figure.
It explores cultural ideas from human societies who revere the power of their ancestors.
This is work in progress, so the images below show some of the developmental work and some pieces from the November 2015 exhibition The Art of Mitochondria