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The most powerful experience in my life was the moment I became a mother. Motherhood changed my view of the past and my future, as well as my personal identity as a woman. Something much greater than “I” revealed itself and the vastness of scheme seemed beyond my comprehension. Yet, this beautiful comprehension only made the eventual loss of a pregnancy that much more difficult to cope with. My work focused on loss for some time. Loss was a difficult stage in a cycle and I longed to reach the next phase. Seeing the maternal response as a system led my new work to an examination of the biological, psychological, and cultural factors controlling the female reproductive system in my current work. Myth serves as the foundation for the Fruiting Bodies installation. By sharing this experiential installation with the viewer I hope to leave them with a different perspective of female reproductive cycles.