Placenta Photo Frame
Through the self-documentation of my own body's materials, (Wee Ribbon, Portrait, Ear 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 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.
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
South East BBC News - (LINK TO FOLLOW)
BBC Radio - Sussex, Jersey, Leicester, Leeds, Shropshire, Newcastle, Bristol, Lincolnshire, West Midlands, Norfolk, Solent, Nottingham & Suffolk
MAGAZINES AND BOOKS
Time Out, London
Ripley's - Believe it or Not! 2015
CHAT, Women's Magazine
Nurture, The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine, Spring / Summer 2014
Pretty Litter Magazine
UK NEWSPAPERS AND ONLINE ARTICLES
Western Daily Press
The National (Scotland)
The Herald (Scotland)
Western Daily Press (Bristol)
The Press and Journal
OUTSIDE THE UK - NEWSPAPERS AND ONLINE ARTICLES
Jersey Evening News
El Nashra, Arabic
Australia Nine News - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/
Australia - Melbourne Age, Western Australia Today, Goodiwindi Argus, Naracoorte Herald, Mudgee Guardian, Blacktown Sun, Wagin Argus, Macarthur Advertiser. Glenn Innes Examiner, Flinders News, Cowra Guardian, Barossa and Light Herald, Wingham Chronicle, South West Advertiser, St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, Blue Mountains Gazette, Daily Liberal, Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser, Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate, Whyalla News, Bega District News, Wollondilly Advertiser, Town and Country Magazien, Albury Border Mail, Western Magazine, Gippsland Times, Wellington Times, Great Lakes Advocate, West Coast Sentinel, Border Watch, Blaney Chronicle, Dungog Chronicle, Hunter Valley News, Hills News, Walcvha News, Camden Advertiser, Bendigo Advertiser, Murray Valley Standard, Wauchope Gazette, Cooma Monaro Express, Augusta Margaret River Mail, Avon Valley Advocate, Fairfield Champion, Busselton Mail, Cessnock Advertiser, Rouse Hill-Stanhope Garden News, Border Chronical, Goulburn Post, Northern Argus, Tenterfield Star, Grenfell Record, St Marys Star, The Queanbeyan Age, Eden Magnet, South Coast Register, Parramatta Sun, Inverell Times, Donnybrooks and Bridgetown Mail, Newcastle Star, The North West Star, Singleton Argus, Illawarra Mercury, Penrith Star, Warnambool Standard, Bombala Times, The Armidale Express, Hawkesbury Gazette, Mandurah Mail, Esperance Express, Bunbury Mail, Cootamundra Herald, Munswellbrook Chronicle, The Ararat Advertiser, Wimmera Mail, Scone Advocate, Yass Tribune, Harden Express, Eyre Peninsula Tribune, Kingscote Islander, Port Stephens Examiner, LakesMail, Collie Mail, Guyra Argus, Liverpool Champion, The Ridge News, The Advocate, Southern Weekly, Bathurst Western Advocate, Riverina Rural, Manning River Times, Kiama Independent, Central Western Daily, Gloucester Advocate, Trasmania Examiner, Canberra Times, The Stawell Times News, Forbes Advocate, Newcastle Herald, Sydney Morning Herald, Victor Harbor Times, Port Lincoln Times, Cooma-Monaro Express, Maitland Mercury, Tenterfield Star, The Advocate, Brisbane Times, Ballarat Courier, Barossa and Light Herald, Bathurst