Graphite and pastel on paper, c. 28.5 x 41.25 in.
and also as an
Archival print available in multiple sizes
In his Ode to Intimations of Immortality
William Wordsworth wrote that when we
are born, “trailing clouds of glory do we
come from God, who is our home: Heaven
lies about us in our infancy!” Here, the
baby listens to a conch, which is a
Buddhist vehicle for transmission and
learning, while pointing upwards to a bird
symbolizing the spirit and guide for the
soul. Birth is also rebirth for every change
in our life is a new birth of the self. The
Jungian analyst Marion Woodman says a
life well lived is a series of birth canals.