Portfolio > Birth

This is a series of paintings inspired by the birth of my son. The whole birth experience in the hospital, from the first IV drip, to an unplanned journey to the OR, to the final moment of being wheeled out to the car with my new baby in my arms, was, for me, as much a magical and mystical experience as it was an unfamiliar and frightening one. I realized that even though childbirth is often characterized as a personal, solitary journey for a woman, there were actually many active participants in the birth - obstetricians, anesthesiologists, nurses, orderlies, pediatricians, family and friends. My paintings explore new mothers and new babies -- not in a bubble by themselves, but in the context of the hospital and the people who work there.

Swaddled 3
Sumi ink and chalk pastel on paper
11 x 14
2010
$250
Swaddled 2
Sumi ink and chalk pastel on paper
11 x 14
2010
$250
Swaddled 1
Sumi ink and chalk pastel on paper
11 x 14
2010
$250
Moro Reflex
Charcoal on paper
14 x 11
2010
$250
The Epidural, a painting by Jennifer Bishop
Oil on panel
16 x 20
$900
The Cesarean Section, a painting by Jennifer Bishop
Oil on panel
16 x 20
$900
Newborn baby in incubator warmer bed in hospital
Oil on canvas
16 x 20
2010
Newborn baby being bathed by nurse in hospital
Oil on panel
16" x 20"
2009
$900
Newborn being bathed by nurse  in hospital
Oil on canvas
8" x 24"
2009
$750
Nurse swaddling a newborn baby in hospital blankets
Oil on canvas
8" x 24"
2009