Martian Mother is both an ongoing photographic art installation and book that will be sent to pioneers of space exploration that proposes a mission, sending myself to the planet Mars with in vitro fertilization equipment. Traveling with that equipment, I would be impregnated thus giving birth to the first Martian baby and becoming the first Martian mother. My interest in this work comes from my identity as a queer woman, exploring my place in the future survival of the human race and the subversion of the nuclear family through alternative parenthood. Raised in a Celtic pagan household in the heart of the intelligence community, this project overlaps my fascination with magic and the science behind space exploration. The book is divided into three sections; Host, Environment, and Kin. These sections exist to systematically prove the mission’s success, effectively relying on my research background in cryptography. 

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