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DRAWING THE FIRST BREATH

Working in this field since 1983, Heather Spears has numbered over 8,000 black and white drawings. Both accurate and compassionate, they cover all aspects of neonatoal care – prematurity and the critically ill infant, hospital and home birth and the healthy newborn. "Defiantly old-fashioned" in drawing only what she can witness, Heather Spears sits in on both hospital and home births, making many drawings culminating in the birth of the child.

Exhibitions – Drawings of childbirth:

1. Up to 60 pencil drawings 8X11" selected from up to 100 birth series made in Canada, Denmark, and Palestine.

Shown at Rigshospitalet Art Association; First International Conference on Home Birth, London; John Radcliffe, Oxford


2. The birth of an Iranian baby, series 84. 24 drawings, pencil and coloured chalk, 9X12".

"A subject infinitely generous in its possibilities."


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