Poster of Birth Painting Series, watercolour on Arches paper, 1986-1989, ©2004: "THE BODY IS FOR BLOSSOMING" (posters are available, please contact me) - http://www.brendaclews.com/birth-paintings - *Please note: All writing -poetry and prose- photos, drawings and paintings are by me unless otherwise credited. My work may be used for non-commercial purposes if I am credited and there is a link back to my site. Please ask! -I've never said no. There's an email link at my website - http://brendaclews.com - or just leave a comment here.
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Brenda Clews, Birth Paintings 1986-1989 The Body Is For Blossoming..........
The Birth Painting Series forms a visual journey of my changing pregnant body. I wished to portray the maternal body as sensual and sacred. Despite my desire to confound the categories of alluring woman and maternal body, I found myself deep in the mystery of creation itself. These paintings are about a rite of passage, about the strangest body on earth, about the mind-blowing transformation of skin, belly, heart and perception of self as a woman ripens and delivers her baby, fragile, precious fruit, into the unfolding world..........Writings, a video of the birth paintings with a reading of my birth poem, other videos like 'Mother of Milk,' and 'Different and the Same,' at my website: http://brendaclews.com/birth-paintings