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Autumn

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Autumn

Autumn

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Purchase options:

6×6 Print (4 color digital process): $20

8×8 Print (4 color digital process, limited edition, 100 in a series):  $50 
12×12 Giclee Print (12 color process, limited edition, 50 in a series):  $250

Original: $800 

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“Into These Hands”

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Purchase Into These Hands:

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

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This piece was made for Jill R. Johnson, a home birth midwife.  Her midwifery practice Into These Hands inspired both the piece and the title.  Thank you to Jill and all the wonderful midwives benefiting women across the world!

Jody Coughlin

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"Three Ages of Women - Contemporary" mixed media (oil and acrylic) and is 24x30 inches on canvas

"Suzanne - Fairy of the Woodland Realm" watercolor and pen and ink

"Nurture" watercolor

"Motherhood" watercolor painting

"Mother Of" watercolor

"Mona Lisa Nursing" acrylic

"Expecting" watercolor

"A Papa Adores His Baby 1" watercolor

"Incision"

As I have mentioned (probably ad nauseam) both of my children were born via c-section. I’ve never touched on the subject with my artwork until now.

I thought and I thought for several days about how I could put into image form how I felt about my personal birth experiences. I didn’t think I could give it justice because there is just so many aspects that deserve attention in the process of this kind of birth. Courage is definitely one. Pain. Blood. Cutting… Fear. Love. And so on… I stayed with it and eventually “Incision” seemed to almost complete itself.

I hope you find something meaningful in this latest addition to my Birth Art Collection.

About Jody

My name is Jody Noelle Coughlin. I am 32 years old. I’ve been painting for the past 6 and a half years, but I’ve always loved to be creative. I am a self-taught artist accustomed to working in oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor and charcoal. I am the mother of two. My son is nine and my daughter is seven. I love being a mother more than anything! I’ve been married for nine years to a wonderful husband and father named Ian. In the past while, the topic of birth art has really spoken to me mainly because I know so many new moms who are taking back the birth experience and making it their own. I love that! If I could go back and re-do the births of my children, I would definitely take what I have learned and apply it to my own experience. However, since I cannot go back, I’ve decided to pour my heart and soul into creating Birth Art in honor of mothers across the globe. I hope people find inspiration within my images as they go along their parenting and family journey.
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My artwork is part of private collection across Canada and the United States. I’ve been creating and selling art for years and I teach kid’s art classes from time to time. I am a published illustrator and writer. I am also a featured blogger for Artid.com.
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“Grounding”

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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):  $170

Original:  Not Available

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This is another commission I just finished for a wonderful midwife. She wanted to incorporate a pregnant figure pendant her preceptor had given her, a nursing mama, a “squishy baby,” a placenta/tree of life, and a pink lotus.

Any suggestions for a title?

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“Triple Goddess”

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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):  $170

Original: SOLD

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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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