This series raises questions about our current pursuits in genetic manipulation. In this body of work I have built archaic looking, sometimes humorous, pseudo-scientific contraptions that suggest what genetic research might have looked like if done a century ago, an expansive time in scientific exploration that seems nearly impotent to us now. I use this visual backdrop to point to our frailties and shortcomings, in spite of our current scientific prowess. We are still far from being in control in our search for knowledge, and we are certainly not infallible in our application of that knowledge.
Some of the work in this series employs my own fictitious genetic testing and genealogical systems used in the recording of generational familial relationships. Other works refer to the less scientific outlook on relationships and reproduction, such as "traditional family values."