The Birthing

8.00"W x 8.00"H x 0.2"D

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Veronica Stewart


Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: abstract, numen, spiritual, spirit, soul, shamanic, purple, blue, ritual, mixed media, birthing, birth, dancing

Media: ink, watercolor, acrylic, varnish, pencil on paper

Size: 8"W x 8"H x 0.2"D

Year Created: 2018

In Africa, when a woman wanted a child, she would sit under a tree and listen. She listened for the song of the soul of the child. When she heard the song of the child, she would go and sing it to her mate. She would sing it as they made love, so that the soul of the child would know where to come in. When she knew that she was pregnant, she would teach the song to the whole village. As the baby was being born, the village would sing the song so that the spirit world would know who was coming here. When the person was dying, the village would again sing the song, so that the spirit world would know who was returning.

In this piece, a woman in the bottom left is crouching in the ancient birthing position. Another woman in the center right, is dancing to welcome in the soul of the child. As dancing is a sacred activity, I see it serving to honor the child.

This piece is mixed media on acid free mixed media paper. It is sealed with art varnish to protect it from soiling or scuffing.The image measures 8" x 8" It is mounted to a white mat measuring 12" x 12" It is ready to be placed into your 12" x 12" frame.

Veronica Stewart began her art career as a master basketmaker. She has been featured in The Craft Report, Chesapeake Life Magazine, and SOFA in Chicago. She has also done many local art shows and opened Love Point Studios, an art and craft gallery in Stevensville, Maryland. Later, she discovered mixed media art and is self-taught. She has been selling online since 2009. She lives In Annapolis, Maryland with her husband, daughter, and 5 cats. She loves this location because the seashore, the mountains, and the art museums of Baltimore and Washington DC are all within a short driving distance.

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