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acrylic on canvas

original artwork: $ 432
reproductions starting at: $ 44

The story behind the artwork

This small painting is of a seed formation that is budding all sorts of new leaves. I chose to keep it monochromatic in green as a symbol for life. Like most of my botanicals there is a dreamy quality to the forms as if you are viewing them underwater.

I started this painting and the painting, nest, when I discovered I was pregnant. Unfortunately, I miscarried. I had set the pieces aside for several months, wondering how to proceed. Eventually, I realized that finishing the paintings would be become part of my healing process. I learned that sometimes a life ends sooner than we wish, but it is important to recognize and celebrate that life, no matter how brief.


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