Family Jewels Series


Thirteen drawings, ink on paper

This series is a spoof on the euphemism of “family jewels” referring to the male reproductive organs and their assumed value as transmitters of genetic information. In this series, the reproductive potential and genetics of both sexes are represented as cellular organisms in various states of cell division or mutation.

While aesthetically appealing, there is something clearly awry with these cells, some of which are dividing of their own accord, morphing, growing odd hair-like cilia, or colliding with others. Isolated on the page as one might witness a cell under the microscope, they are oblivious to their surroundings and misbehaving in terms of following their biological script. Their procreative potential is dubious at best.