Cast aluminium, steel rod and birth control pills.
My final sculpture project for the fall semester has more meaning than any other project I’ve done before. After having a pregnancy scare, the original idea came from a friend of mine that I should cast a pregnancy test in aluminium (pictured).
The idea is that the reality is every girl has at least one scare in their life. Each of these objects are things that we as women use to both protect ourselves from men (contraceptives), but at the same time what we do to impress them (lipstick tube), and the constant struggle that is involved. It’s almost as though we need a uterus of steel for absolute protection, because no one method is 100% fool proof.
Zoë Axe, 2013