Transforming (non)human milk into fiddling necklaces

Transforming human and non-human (cow) milk into fiddling necklaces was motivated by my physical and social frustrations during breastfeeding when she wants to fiddle with the other nipple. I desired to make fiddling necklaces out of our solidified and preserved human breastmilk, so that by taking away a breast, I could give something from the breast in return. Ongoing material experiments include making casein plastic from cow’s milk and various techniques to preserve our human breast milk. While ambivalently tampering with the corporeal generosity of interspecies breastfeeding, I’ve begun reflecting upon implications of “making absent” more-than-human agencies within leaky breastfeeding bodies.