Eva Perez

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"My Fertilized Eggs"
Photos
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"Implanted Embryos"
Photo
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"Do You Have Kids"
Video 1:48 mins
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"Needles and Eggs"
Wood, resin, wax and syringes 8" X 10" X 2"
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"Petri dish 1"
Wood, resin and wax 16" x 16"
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"Petri dish 2"
Wood, resin, wax and plastic babies 16" x 16"
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"Petri dish 3"
Wood, resin and wax 16"X16"
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"White Egg"
Acrylic paint over canvas 16" X 19"
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"Embroidering Wish"
Silk screen over fabric and sewing hoop 12" X 12"
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"A Little Obsession"
silk screen over fabric, stuffing material 17" X 7" X 3"
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"Buying Babies 4/4"
Silkscreen over $1 sheet 52" X 46"
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"Ghost Egg"
Resin, acrylic over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Baby in Egg"
Resin, paraffin and plastic baby 5" X 4"
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"Melted Baby"
Resin, paraffin and plastic baby 5" X 4"
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"Eggs with Babies Series"
Back lit wax, plastic babies
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"Egg + 1"
Back lit wax, plastic babies 6 X 4 1/2
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"Egg + 2"
Back lit wax, plastic babies 6" X 4 1/4
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"Egg + 3"
Back lit wax, plastic babies 6" X 4 1/4
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"Egg + 4"
Back lit wax, plastic babies 6" X 4 1/4
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"Egg + 5"
Back lit wax, plastic babies 6" X 4 1/4
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"Egg + 6"
Back lit wax, plastic babies 6" X 4 1/4
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"Egg + 7"
Back lit wax, plastic babies 6" X 4 1/4
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"Egg + 8"
Back lit wax, plastic babies 6" X 4 1/4
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"Possibilities Series"
Resin with plastic babies over canvas 5" X 4" each
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"Singleton"
Resin and plastic baby over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Twins"
Resin and plastic babies over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Triplets"
Resin with plastic babies over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Quadruplets"
Resin and plastic babies over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Quintuplets"
Resin and plastic babies over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Sextuplets"
Resin and plastic babies over canvas 5" X 4"
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"The Golden Egg"
Gold sheet over paper 40" X 59 1/2"
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"Egg with eggs"
Gold leaf over gold leaf over paper 48" X 60"
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"Ovum 1"
Gold leaf over paper 22" X 30"
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"Ovum 2"
Acryli paint, gold leaf over paper 22" X 30"
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"Ovum 3"
Ink over paper 22" X 30"
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"Ovum 4"
Ink over paper 22" X 30"
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"Ovum 5"
Ink over paper 46" X 60"
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"Ovum 6"
Ink over paper 44" X 59"
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"Silver Lining"
Graphite, ink, aluminum leaf over paper
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"Oocyte Cryopreservation Lab"
Petri dishes, resin, wax, light panels 2' X 8'
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"Frozen Egg"
Acrylic paint, gold leaf over paper 42" X 42"
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"Frozen Eggs"
Acrylic paint over paper 59 1/2" X 48"
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"Frozen Eggs 2"
Acrylic paint, gold leaf over paper 62" X 62"
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"Wo-manufacturing Babies"
Paraffin, plastic babies, resin over canvas 38" X 32"
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"Do You Have Kids"
Woodblock press over paper 42" X 72"
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"We Have Two Dogs"
Woodblock press over paper 42" X 69"
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"Experiment Series"
Resin, canvas, molde over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Experiment 1"
Resin, canvas, molde over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Experiment 2"
Resin, canvas, molde over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Experiment 3"
Resin, canvas, molde over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Experiment 4"
Resin, canvas, molde over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Experiment 5"
Resin, canvas, molde over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Experiment 6"
Resin, canvas, molde over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Experiment 7"
Resin, canvas, molde over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Experiment 8"
Resin, canvas, molde over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Experiment 9"
Resin, canvas, molde over canvas 5" X 4"
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"Cell 1"
Ink, shellac over paper 18" X 24"
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"Cell 2"
Ink, shellac over paper 18' X 24"
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"Cell 3"
Ink over paper 18" X 24"
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"Blastocyst 1"
Ink, gold leaf over paper
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"Blastocyst 2"
Ink over paper
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"Blastocyst 3"
2014 Ink, acrylic paint, graphite over paper
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"Zygote 1"
Ink, shellac over paper 18" X 24"
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"Zygote 2"
Ink, shellac over paper 18" X 24"
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"Zygote 3"
Ink, shellac over paper 18" X 24"
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"Zygote 4"
Ink, shellac over paper 18" X 24"
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"Zygote 5"
Ink, shellac over canvas 3' X 4'
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"Zygote 6"
Ink, shellac over canvas 11" X 14"
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"Zygote 7"
Ink, shellac over paper 15 1/2" X 15"
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"Zygote 8"
Ink, shellac over paper 15 1/2" X 15"
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"Zygote 9"
Ink, shellac over paper 15 1/2" X 15"
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"Zygote 10"
Ink, shellac over paper 15 1/2" X 15"
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"Morphing Cells"
fabric and stuffing material
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"Ova motion 1"
Wax, graphite over wood panel 4' X 4'
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"Ova motion"
Wax, graphite, acrylic paint over wood panel 67" X 23"
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"Ova motion 3"
Wax, graphite over wood panel 4' X 4'
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"Sequencing 1"
Canvas over canvas, wax, ball point pen 3' X 4'
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"Sequencing 2"
Canvas over canvas, bees wax, graphite 3' X 3'
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"Sequencing 3"
Canvas over canvas, bees wax, graphite 12" X 10" each
Biography

This body of work “Fertile Infertility” is an investigation of my personal journey with fertility, infertility, age and motherhood.

Because art can only ask questions, my goal is to establish conversations with both women and men about issues that are relevant to the times we live in, where woman have choices and motherhood is no longer a requirement nor a priority. Yet ironically, the luxury of having such choices is also dictated/limited by a biological clock and financial feasibility.

This project proposes to function as a vehicle for dialogue with viewers and among viewers. This dialogue among viewers will expand awareness of the complexities surrounding this topic, which even in this day and age is still considered a taboo.

Inspired by images of my own blastocyst  (embryos) photographed while undergoing fertility treatments, none of which resulted in a positive pregnancy, I began exploring the social and biological impact of motherhood, fertility, and infertility in contemporary lifestyles.

This body of work speaks to my battle against time, my obsession with trying to get pregnant, the social pressures I encountered through my journey and the huge lengths, both physically and financially in which we undertook in order achieve a positive pregnancy.

I explore different materials to express the journey of undergoing fertility treatments. Wax, resin, needles, plastic babies, gold leaf, fabric, ink, graphite and video are some of the tools I used in the creation of the pieces to evidence the multidimensional aspect of my experience.

My work is repetitive because of the nature of the project. Droplets of wax applied over and over again are just like the needles injecting hormones over and over again in my body. Wax is a medium I use to symbolize fertility.

The egg, especially the “the golden egg”, was always at the forefront of my obsession, always looking for it and never being able to find it.

Obsessed with our biology and how two cells interacting with each other have the ability of creating life highlighted nature’s incredible ability of designing it’s own composition.

Cold petri dishes used to design life to be later implanted in my body.

Design babies, creating the perfect DNA sequencing, one baby, two babies, three babies, and all the possibilities I can imagine at my fingertips, if only I had more money.

Use of the question “Do you have kids?” dropped in almost any new social interaction and the awkward and uncomfortable moments that follow after I give my answer.

Through out this journey I was never able to answer my own questions about fertility, but through the art making process came the realization that as a woman I should not be defined by the number of children I have or not have, and that in spite of my biological limitations as a creator of life, I am still a creator of ideas.

 

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