Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Midwives

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! 



3 comments:

Gail said...

Beautiful sculpture and lovely story.

lauren raine said...

thank Gail.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Beautiful all the way around, Lauren!