This series aims to span the physical and emotional effects of infertility and the issues that follow. My interest in this topic stemmed from the notion of the motherhood mandate and the belief that when we want to have a child we should settle down and start a family. This is not the case, and infertility does not only affect the individual but everyone involved. My work is of a minimalistic, conceptual nature; the grapefruit is a prime example, representing abnormal periods as a common sign of fertility issues. The house of credit cards symbolizes financial instability as the result of artificial insemination/IVF, and it also aims to show withdrawal from social events plus reluctancy to engage in sexual activity.
By Danielle Ingles