An octopus has three hearts

An octopus has three hearts

In this ongoing series, I am symbolically exploring the intense transformative experience of having a child, and the way my relationship changed towards myself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I wanted to express this in a visually poetic way with images inspired by what I was and am processing. Discovering an octopus has three hearts felt significant for the theme of this series. Becoming a mother challenges you to grow extra hearts and can feel deeply profound and very frightening at the same time. When giving birth our deepest animal instinct awakens and this carries us as mothers. In this series, I’m also exploring how the mother-child relationship changes over time. Birth and death are dual aspects of the same process.