Jean Marie Casbarian

Counting Pomegranate Seeds is based on an Armenian family myth that the pomegranate, a symbol of life and fertility, holds 365 seeds. If one were to place a seed in their pocket every day, they would be granted good luck. Using old linen nightgowns and hand-me-downs, small pockets are constructed, each holding a seed. As the artist obsessively counts the seeds, the fruit bleeds into her lap in an attempt to renew and regenerate youth.