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Breech Birth – Sea Turtles

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12×12 inches
Watercolor and colored pencil on watercolor board

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: SOLD

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

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A friend of mine who had a vaginal breech birth saw Delphinius Birth and wanted one with turtles.

Journeys Intertwined

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30×30 inches
Three Dimensional piece:  modeling medium, oil on gessoboard

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):  $250

Original: $1600

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

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In this piece I show mom and baby in their own labyrinths, separate and different though all interconnected.  The wavelike pattern the path takes symbolizes the surges or contractions.  I wanted to represent how the mother and baby’s journeys are connected, both are experiencing the rolling surges, both are participating and moving closer to meeting one another.

The Balance of Three

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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: $1200 

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

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This is a piece of a mama pregnant with twins, nurturing them like she’s nurturing the flowers growing from her palms.

I know that only monoamniotic twins develop in the same sac so that their cords would intertwine, but I kind of liked the symbolism that all three of them are intricately connected.  Also it looks like a Celtic knot!

Cocoon Birth

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Purchase:

6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series):  $50
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series):  $250

Original: SOLD

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

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Here is a piece I did for Cocoon Birth, a local doula organization providing on-call doula support to Mountain Midwifery Birth Center.

Nautilus

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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: $1200 

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

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When I was looking at a shell one day I counted all the tiny segments and realized there were exactly forty compartments.  That made me think of how babies grow in utero, spin, change positions, and are born.

Mother Sun/Mother Moon

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The idea for these pieces originally came from a photo I saw of my amazing home birth midwife Jessica Nipp.  It was of her and her first baby, bathed in sunlight and it was such a perfect, beautiful picture of how tender and intimate motherhood can be.  So once I started with that I moved on to the lunar side and how women have such ties to the lunar cycle.  Midwives often notice a lot of babies are born on the full moon, so I made her belly into the full moon.

Purchase Mother Sun:

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: SOLD

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Purchase Mother Moon:

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: $600

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Buy Together:

Both 6×6 “Mini Prints”:  $38

Both 8×8 digital:  $94

Both 12×12 Giclee prints:  $280

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

Delphinius Birth

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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):  $150

Original (12×12 inches):  N/A

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

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This piece was commissioned to be a gift for a wonderful OB here who offers mamas the opportunity to birth their breech babies vaginally.  The dolphins were included because dolphins give birth breech, then the “midwife” dolphins take the new babe up to the surface for its first breath.

A big thank you to Dr. Hall!