Maternal Roots



Image of the Week


© Durga Yael Bernhard – Do not reproduce

© Durga Yael Bernhard – Do not reproduce

Maternal Roots

Maternal Roots is an image of adoptive motherhood.  It was commissioned as a Biblical illustration about ten years ago.  My broad-minded client requested that God be depicted as a feminine being – a nurturing maternal caregiver.  Not  just children of different places and races come under her protective wing, but also the sick, the wounded, the melancholy, and the elderly.  In our fragile human condition, we are all embraced and  adopted as children.

This is a buddha-like mother hen, with wings folded in meditation.  Patience and peace are what I wished to convey.  Within her, a tree with broad roots signifies that hers is not a flighty embrace, but something rooted and timeless.

Maternal Roots is one among many mother-&-child images on sale in my webstore for Mother’s Day.

3-for-2 SALE on all mother-&-child images

Buy any two posters or cards, and get a third FREE

Mother's day sale
To see a selection of images to choose from, click here.

Mother’s Day is just a week away!  For the mother in your life, here’s your chance to buy unique images of pregnancy, birth, and mothering on sale.  To order, just go to the greeting card or poster page of my webstore, and fill in the titles you want.   Buy two posters ($10 each) and get a third for free.  Buy two cards ($3 each) and get a third free, or two sets of cards (6 for $15) and get a third set free.  Simply indicate on your order form (fill in note to seller) what image you want free when you place your order; or email meALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING within the continental U.S.

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