Placenta Photo Frame

Through the self-documentation of my own body's materials, (Wee Ribbon, PortraitEar Wax Necklace & Body of Ceramics), I found there was a natural curiosity for onlookers to make direct comparisons. Many discovered key times in their life linking themselves to my practice which I feel suggested personal significance and identity. For this reason I felt it was necessary to discover the ultimate point in one's life. Luckily for me this turned out to be pregnancy and the birth of a baby which pointed me in the direction of the only organ that is grown and disposed of by the body, the placenta.

THE PLACENTA

The placenta is a self-grown organ which protects and nourishes the baby throughout pregnancy. It is released by the mother after it has done its job by delivering your baby. It’s been said that the placenta contains the identity of both mother and baby as it is one of the first connections they create together. In some countries they plant the placenta in the garden to grow a ‘Tree of Life’ ensuring a healthy child and some people believe eating the placenta is a source of vitality to the women.  
HEALTH BENEFITS: I’m sure you’ve heard of women eating their placenta declaring it is great nourishment for new mothers. Many have also been looking towards placenta nourishment pills. However, in 2015, according to the BBC it was scientifically proven that eating your placenta has no health benefit. So why not have a Placenta Photo Frame instead? 

THE PLACENTA PHOTO FRAME

A Placenta Photo Frame is a functional piece that owes its unparalleled aesthetic and emotional significance to one’s very own placenta organ retained from childbirth. Formerly a source of vitality for the baby, the placenta can now be reworked by me for its inclusion in a decorative keepsake and memory of pregnancy which connects the baby and their placenta back together outside the womb. If like my previous clients, you appreciate the significance of the placenta, you can find more information here or alternatively contact me.


If like my previous clients, you appreciate the significance of the placenta, you can find more information here or alternatively contact me.


Exhibitions and Press

  • 'Life, Death, Whatever.' The National Trust's Sutton House in Hackney, East London on behalf of the Best Funeral Guide, October 2016

  • 'New Designers' The Business Design Centre, London, July 2013

  • 'Grad Show' University of Brighton Graduate Show, Brighton, June 2013

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