Category Archives: Embossing

Lotus Birth

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6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series): $50

12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series): $150

Original: $1200

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This piece was created for all those who love placentas and/or practice Lotus Birth or placenta encapsulation.

Sweeter than a Dream

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Purchase options:

6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series):  $45
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series):  $150

Original (12×12 inches):  N/A

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

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“First Kiss”

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Purchase options:

6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series):  $50
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series):  $160

Original (12×12 inches):  SOLD (To Pam England, author of Birthing From Within)

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About the piece…
I wanted to do a piece to honor women who have given birth by cesarean.  These women are strong mothers who have given much for their children.

Imagery for this piece was very difficult because there are so many different kinds of cesarean experiences, from the traumatic to the tearfully thankful.  I asked many cesarean mamas, both friends and members of ICAN (Int’l Cesarean Awareness Network) to share their stories with me and looked for common elements.  I decided to focus on the elements of the cesarean itself instead of the reasons and experiences behind it.

I used a three-dimensional approach to have the figure floating above the base representing the strangeness of the anesthesia.  Many moms told me how they felt disconnected to their bodies by the drape, the tugging of the procedure, etc.  This is why I segmented the figure into thirds where the sterile drape and the incision would be.  The belly is exposed to show a shadow of a baby that was just there, the birth had just happened.  It is like an echo of a baby.

I set everything on top of a Chartres Labyrinth to symbolize the journey women take to arrive at this place.  At the center of the labyrinth there is the shadow of the baby, symbolizing the baby’s experience of the journey as well.  Some cesareans are planned, some are not, but every woman has a unique web of experiences and situations that bring her to this birth.  Sometimes we know the reasons, sometimes we never know.

The central imagery for this piece came from a friend of mine.  She told me about her cesarean and how after her son was born her arms were tied down and she didn’t know what to do.  “Kiss him” said the nurse and that was the first interaction she had with her son.  This is why I decided to title this piece “First Kiss.”

***Again, I want to stress that this is not *all* cesareans, just a representation of common themes.  If you’d like to process your own birth, cesarean or not, through art please contact me at [email protected] to talk to me about commissioning a piece.

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“The Pilgrimage Home”

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This is a commissioned piece that represents something very personal to my client.  She wrote up a bit to accompany it:

“This piece represents a journey. The images represented here have served as talismans for me on my journey towards self-acceptance and recognizing that it’s my birthright to thrive not merely survive.  The piece as a whole is a reminder that when searching for answers or seeking a place to retreat from the chaos of the external world, fear or anxiety need not arise because one has done the work, made the journey inward, come to truly know the self, and can find a sense of comfort and reassurance that peace resides within and she’s created a home for herself that is always near. The nude figure seated at the base of an ancient tree is firmly grounded and her roots reach deep within nature. She has a sense of her place in the world; she is holding a lotus to represent her true inner being and her midsection is a woman-shaped labyrinth which symbolizes this inward spiral of a journey that must be taken to gain understanding and knowledge of self—all of self—and become reconnected to parts that may have once been ignored or rejected for their darkness and come to embrace what is discovered both light and dark, and to find the courage to embrace the power and strength that has been revealed.


The labyrinth is also representative of the subsequent journey outward, the re-entering into life and community, with a different awareness of self and the challenge of integrating this new found information with world. The seated figure is surrounded on both sides by wolves. The wolves are images of duality, they are known for their fierceness yet they have a nurturing and gentle nature as well. The she-wolf is wild and has a sense of freedom and confidence in her being; she can survive on her own but ultimately she thrives on having a strong connection with her pack. The moon behind the tree symbolizes a protective and guiding mother, her light serves as a beacon in the darkness and her cycles are a reminder of the continual cycles of change and woman’s indelible connection to nature.”


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“Luna”

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Here is a commissioned piece I did for my good friend and fellow doula Pauli.  She wanted a beautiful crowning waterbirth.

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“Triple Goddess”

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Purchase options:

6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series):  $50
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series):  $170

Original: Not Available

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Many people identify with the “Triple Goddess” represented by the Mother, Maiden, and Crone. It is a physical embodiment of the cycle of life as well as different aspects of humanity. The Maiden represents enchantment, inception, expansion, the promise of new beginnings, birth, youth and youthful enthusiasm, represented by the waxing moon. The Mother represents ripeness, fertility, sexuality, fulfillment, stability, power and life represented by the full moon. The Crone represents wisdom, repose, death, and endings represented by the waning moon.

I also chose a different element that I felt represented each Goddess.  The Maiden/infant is water to represent the fluidity of youth.  The Mother is earth, represented by flowers in bloom to signify the fullness and ripeness of motherhood.  The Crone is sky/air because she has wisdom that transcends and an ethereal expansiveness.

I chose circles inside themselves, one after another, to represent our lineage to the mothers that came before us. You can read more about this in a story from Tami Lynn Kent, published in We’Moon:

With five small bowls that fit neatly together, one inside the other, I am teaching women about the power of the uterus. The largest bowl fits inside the palm of my hand, and the smallest is the size of pencil eraser. These bowls represent the way the uterus holds energy and passes information from one generation to another. The women watch as I align the bowls, one by one, according to their size.

I point to the smallest bowl, saying “This is you.” Slipping this tiny bowl into the next one I say, “You were held in your mother’s womb.” Placing the two bowls together into the next bowl I say, “Your mother’s eggs were fully formed while she was held in her mother’s body. In this way, you were also held in your grandmother’s womb.” I continue to join the bowls together, until the five are sitting in my palm, one inside another. “Because your grandmother carries the energy of her mother’s and grandmother’s wombs, so you are linked to them as well.” The bowls rest neatly in my hand. The women sit squarely in front of me. I see each of them wrapped in layers of female energy from the women ancestors who came before them.

I set the bowls down. “Now, this is you,” I tell them, pointing to the largest bowl. From the large bowl I lift the next bowl, which still holds three others. “This is one of your creations.” One by one, I lift the smaller bowls and place each next to the bowl that served as its container. With each bowl, I tell the women, “This is the seed of one of your creations.” I continue until the five bowls, five generations, sit in a line. Each bowl is seperate, but the action of lifting one bowl from the next reveals the nature of this shared lineage. “This is how your womb, and the energy that you carry, influences all that you create. This is your legacy of creation.” The room is silent, as the women remember their mother place.

Check out more of Tami Lynn Kent’s work at www.wildfeminine.com 

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