Artist: Minerva Amiss
Medium: Epoxy resin, positive and negative pregnancy tests.
Size: 18.8 × 18.8 x 0.8 cm
Certificate of authenticity: Yes.
Hand-signed by the artist.
Cast inside this sculpture is a positive and a negative pregnancy test, both of those could mean the best and the worst scenario for any person. The excitement and dread that awaits receiving the results of a pregnancy test are immeasurably different in each individual. Each experience is incomparable and very important to discuss.
“I've always had pretty regular periods. My partner and I had unprotected sex on NYE and joked around saying how this could result in having a baby. I secretly hoped to get pregnant but it was too early before my ovulation window so there was very little chance. One day after work I was having a few drinks with a colleague and told her how I was late in my periods and that I wouldn’t be upset if that meant I was expecting a baby. She went to buy a pregnancy test and we did it in the toilets of that pub. At first I thought it was negative and I felt a little sad. Then, after 5 minutes the second line appeared slowly. It was very light but there it was. It is recommended to do the pregnancy test in the morning with your first urine because it is more concentrated with hormones. With that in mind, I did it the next morning and it was positive. Nine months later my baby girl was born. All because of a fun night on NYE 2019.”