What does the moment of conception look like? In 2012 I was the sperm donor for lesbian friends who wanted to start a family. This photograph explores the moment that life begins for all of us regardless of circumstance. Using oil paint, painted onto the surface of water I fictionalized and photographed the exact moment that Zaiden, now three, was conceived. The reflected lines in the image represent that intentionality of our decision. All of the planning and weekend flights, projected onto this natural system of reproduction.