Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Ancestral Midwives (2013)
I was thinking of my friend Lorie, who provided the hands for this sculpture.  Lorie retired just a few years ago from a long career as a midwife in Pittsburgh, and when I asked to cast her hands she assumed this pose, which she told me is a hand gesture used to symbolize midwifery.   To have spent so many years bringing new life into the world! 


Gail said...

Beautiful sculpture and lovely story.

lauren raine said...

thank Gail.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Beautiful all the way around, Lauren!