Art Imitating Study

Inherently generative, the placenta is sometimes represented or used in artistic practice. Some people are grossed out by this, while others appreciate commemorations of this special organ that is integral to bringing a new life into the world. In my case, the placenta is my object of study and I spend a lot (A LOT) of time thinking about it from a scientific, theoretical and philosophical standpoint. For a gift for generous new friends, and as a way to think placenta from a different angle, I stitched this:

Cross Stitched Placenta by Rebecca Scott

Text on the side reads “Thank you” – to my friends, and to this thing I’ve had the pleasure of studying for the past three years.