The Birthing (2016)
Mixed Media painting by Veronica Stewart


  • Mixed Media painting, Paper
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  • Size: 12 × 12 × 0.2 in (unframed) / 8 × 8 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the back

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Veronica Stewart

United States

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Artist's description:

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. 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.

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Materials used:

watercolor paper, acrylic paint, colored pencil, ink

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