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Gimokodan

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Gimokodan


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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):  $200

Original: $700 

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

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Gimokodan is the underworld in the lore of the Philippine Islands. At the entrance to Gimokodan is the Black River in which souls bathe to eradicate sadness of human life. There is a goddess there with many breasts nurtures and takes care of the spirits of those who died young until they can be reunited with their parents.

I do this piece for several of my friends who have had to let go of their children too soon.  So much love to Bram, Noah, and Isa.

Brief Yet Everlasting

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25 x 25  inches
Pen and ink, watercolor, and colored pencil, acrylic, embossing medium, on Illustration Board

Purchase options:

6 x 6 in. Digital “Mini Print”: $20
8 x 8 in. Digital print (100 in a series):  $50
12 x 12 in. Giclee Print (50 in a series):  $250
25 x 25 in. Giclee Print (original size, 50 in a series):  $500

Original: SOLD

15% of all sales from this image benefit the MISS Foundation

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

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As an artist I strive to represent motherhood in all it’s forms.  Stillbirth, miscarriage, and infant death are realities that are not talked about in our culture yet are expressions of motherhood, parenthood, in every sense.  This piece was done to honor that brief yet profound experience of love and loss.

A huge thank you to my dear friends Darjee and Josh Sahala who allowed me to use their birth photos of Brona, born still May 18, 2008.  To watch a video of Brona’s birth and death please visit their website here.