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|Fri, 09-27-2013 - 8:35am|
Placenta prints: Placenta prints are a growing trend — pun intended. “Parents create an artistic representation of the organ which sustained their child — most people refer to this image as "the Tree of Life," because the veins and the umbilical cord look just like a tree”, explained Jada Shapiro, co-founder of Birth Day Presence in Brooklyn, NY. Curious enough to DIY? Shapiro says you can use pre-stretched canvas or acid-free art paper and simply press the veiny side of the placenta onto the paper/canvas. “I photographed a birth a few years ago where the parents had 4 small canvases waiting and soon after the placenta came out the father pressed the canvasses onto different parts of the placenta to create a multi-part wall hanging for their son's room.” Sinew, so good.
I have never heard of this before, have you?? What do you think of this new trend?