Memorials

This series of installation artwork came out of many discussions with other couples that had been struggling with infertility issues.  One couple came to us and were very excited as they finally were able to get pregnant after eight years of trying. After three months, she had a miscarriage that almost took her life.  They described to us how they had already bought items for a nursery and because of their loss, now the nursery seemed more like a place of mourning than of hope.

The items used in the Memorial's Project are from couples that had bought these items in hopes for a child.  Every memorial has an epitaph with the name of a actual child that never came into this world.  These memorials were placed into environments that couples with infertility issues and the general public could experience.  Because I never get official permission, the placement of these memorials would only last a few days. 

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