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Produced exclusively for the Birth Rites Collection in Manchester, ‘Conception’ seeks to illustrate the abstract nature of procreation, and the notion of new life. Whilst the concept of birth and motherhood is more widely accepted in post-modern society; the idea of the ‘body’, of a male and female intertwined in the glorious creation of life, is still very much a taboo amongst the majority of the public sphere.

abstract conception

‘Conception’ therefore highlights a fusion between sexuality and procreation; between intercourse as a taboo subject and the very nature of all life on earth. The abstract concept aims to create an element of distortion between the artwork and the viewer; allowing the individual to interpret the anatomy in their own subjective way, whilst attaching the emotive nuances of new life; of conception.