Patricia Piccinini is well-known for investigating relationships between nature, science and technology. In this work she explores the genetic engineering debate raging during the 1990s as a result of advances made in that field. Her earlier Love Me Love My Lump series, 1995, reflected the new prospect of perfect offspring, or ‘designer babies’. This work develops on that theme, exploring the relationship between reality and fantasy, by featuring Australian actress Sophie Lee cradling a LUMP™ (Lifeform with Unevolved Mutant Properties). Rather than condemn technological advances, Piccinini evokes feelings of ambiguity, adoration and curiosity about a future in which human bodies are malleable.