Magic Between Worlds
The first in my "Birth Stories" series, this lovely (large) piece is painted acrylic as a resist behind stain and gold paint.
Captured by Belle Verdiglione, this beautiful, unplanned, unassisted birth was attended by the doula and baby's father. Baby was born with a nuchal hand a "necklace" of cord as well! The relaxed and welcoming gestures of the hands embracing this baby earthside is what really "makes" this composition.
I've always been in awe of that moment just before baby is born, where they're held between worlds.