Imagine a marbled picture frame, inscribed with your baby’s birth date and name, holding your most cherished photograph from your pregnancy, birth, or of your cute offspring. Now imagine that frame being made from the very placenta that grew your baby and sustained your pregnancy.
Amanda Cotton is an artist making picture frames made from human placentas. Cotton uses the entire placenta and prepares it by boiling it, dehydrating it, and pulverizing it into a powder. She then mixes the powder with resin and molds the substance into a picture frame. The result is a unique work of art that resembles marble. (see a photo of Amanda Cotton’s frame.)
“I chose to create souvenirs that pin-point key times in one’s life, using materials of personal significance,” Cotton adds. “My work is about expressing the amazing and intricate materials our bodies provide.”
Personally, I love the idea and think it’s an innovative way to honor the amazing placenta. But if I have to be honest, I would rather have my placenta made into capsules that will help ease my transition to another baby and give me a balanced postpartum experience.
What do you think?