felt, glass beads, thread, lace, ribbon, Sprintec (norgestimate)
This work deals with the sanctification of time in relation to my body and the world. My identity as a Jewish woman factors heavily into these explorations. My pieces are memorykeepers and documentarians, baring my body, my rituals, and my mind. I have been making amulets out of felt and birth control, creating forms based on Jewish devotional objects from the 19th and 20th centuries. In Jewish tradition, amulets are primarily used to shield pregnant people and young children from vengeful Lilith, the baby-killer. In a contemporary twist, my amulets protect a person’s right to choose (or not choose) pregnancy, serving as talismans for this post-Roe world.