We Are the One in Eight

Sue Johnston's avatar Sue Johnston

I am a local infertility survivor, author and advocate. Last year I attended Art Prize and was moved when I heard an artist present a poem she had written on the subject of poverty in America. I was inspired to write an infertility awareness poem that I titled, "We Are the One in Eight." It is my plan to frame my poem on two hand-painted canvases and hang it above an empty cradle which I have refurbished. I have painstakingly created collages of photographs and voice recordings from around the world of people affected by infertility. I will hang my framed poem above the empty cradle which measures 46" L x 21" W x 20" H and surround the poem with these collages and QR codes of their voice recordings. I think my entry will be most powerful if it is located in a women's health facility or in a hospital near a fertility clinic or maternity ward.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 28 inches
  • Medium: Poety
  • Width: 14 feet
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 7 feet