Category Archives: Zodiac

Sweeter than a Dream

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6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

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Here is a portrait commission with a babe spinning and dreaming in the universe.

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“Labyrinth”

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6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series):  $40
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series):  $140

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This is actually a preliminary sketch for a belly cast I’ve been commissioned to do. This will be the central piece on the belly, then a tree will go around it with the branches spreading over the breasts. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!The inside piece is a labyrinth that I thought looked just like a placenta. The finished cast will have the labyrinth raised in acrylic and molding medium so you can trace it with your fingers.

“The Midwifery Legacy”

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8×8 Digital print (100 in a series):  $45
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I made this with Ina May Gaskin, the mother of midwifery in the US, in mind.  She has inspired thousands of midwives, doulas, childbirth advocates, and mothers.  I can’t wait to meet her in person at the CMA conference this weekend!  I was thinking about her work and how she has passed on her knowledge to everyone who comes into contact with her. I imagined a flow of water, passing from midwife to midwife, a collective consciousnessof mother-based nurturing that is the heart of the Midwifery Model of Care.

This consciousness has been passed from hand to hand, midwife to midwife, for generations, yet always (in its pure sense) starts with the mother herself.  The mother (and baby) is at the center and the midwife is there to care for and support her.  The lotus represents this pure maternal knowledge, the water that flows from it is the legacy of midwifery.

The water flows through the midwife’s hands, nourishing the trees, encouraging them to bear fruit.  These trees represents the practice of midwifery worldwide.  Many midwives draw from the knowledge of the earth as well, using herbs (like the red raspberry at the base of the trees) in their practice.  I also included the moon, as women (birthing or not) are often influenced and ruled by the moon’s cycles.

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“Heather”

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6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series):  $40
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series):  $120

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This one I specifically made for Heather, one of my best friends on her 30th birthday. She said entering this decade she feels like she’s a “woman in bloom” and in “the spring of her life.” I chose a lotus for the center to represent (as the Buddhists do) one’s pure innermost nature. Lotus’ bloom pristine from the muck to remind us that no matter what we do or what happens to us our nature is always intact and pure. Around the lotus I have four panels representing the seasons of Heather’s life. Not that any one particular season is good or bad, but all enrich us and teach us new things. Then around the outside I have things that to me represent Heather. She is very attune to to moon and astrology so I have the phases of the moon and symbols of the zodiac to represent what really propels her in her life.

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