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Birth

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This painting, which seeks to capture the stress, trauma, drama and beauty of birth, is the second of four paintings exploring early human life, from the mother’s perspective.

The three distinct areas of the painting deal with the times immediately before, during and after birth.

I’ve used a flowing curve to suggest the passage of time, and chosen colours that indicate rising heat and tension. The deepening hue is both an abstraction of mother and baby, and points to an eventual calm for them both.

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