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Maternity by AlexandraSophie Maternity by AlexandraSophie
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Jardin fleuri is a series representing the different ages of a woman. The first picture is called Virgin Soil, the second is called Mûres which means both “blackberries” and “mature” represent puberty and first periods, the third picture is called Broken Eggs. Broken eggs represent the loss of virginity in arts... etc.

The series started from the photo "Blooming Garden" (this one) representing a mother. This series is all about harmony with our bodies and our majestic nature. The natural miracle of life, age and time. I feel blessed to be a woman and truly wanted to represent how I personally felt when a seed grew in my body. Generally, it's an homage to all women and nature incredibleness.

This is not a generalization of womanhood saying that we are created to follow a specific line and end up making babies. No. We must not always go through all the stages ; obviously. Fortunately, most of us have the incredible power of hosting a life in our womb and even though women may choose to not have children, I don't think we should deny it by not talking about it. Whatever are their choices of life and personal stories, all women are wonderful!

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Maternity by AlexandraSophie is just one image that makes up a beautiful and unique series of artwork showcasing the different ages of a woman. ( Featured by Kaz-D )
NvLyeah Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, that was the only thing I could think, I love the message and the concept. Personally, I never thought stretch marks were ugly or something, they represent a battle, a victory, at least that's what I think... "your body is not ruined, you're a damn tiger that earned its stripes" anyway, again, Beautiful
Ran-Ichihara Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is just so tender and perfect
otterwillow Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really beautiful, as a feminist I hate the way so many immature people in the comments are calling this 'porn' it is a celebration of the female body, 
and if you all hate porn so much how come you don't report all the degrading stuff we get on the front page all the time?No, I disagree! ,

this shows an aspect of motherhood that society wants to air brush out, it is an aspect we need to see, 

weather someone is a  mother or not, man or woman their body is beautiful and must be respected:) (Smile) , 

so thank you for this beautiful piece of artworkHug 
5thchild Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm loving this so, so, so much, it made me smile so wide, thank you<3333
loginng Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
bellisimo y delicado concepto. lo que algunos ven a primera vista como algo no muy bonito, no es otra cosa que la firma de las etapas cumplidas en la mujer.
Empty-Infinity Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Mommy scars are beautiful. :)
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Reading the comments on this makes me really really want to petition to have the minimum age raised to join dA.   So many immature and ignorant comments ><.
I think it was a good concept and very well done.  The so called 'imperfections', aka stretch marks, just add to the beauty and the realness of the photo..  In short, well done and congrats on the DD :clap:
Schwannie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
There already is. Only 13+ can join.

FAQ #696: How does deviantART comply with COPPA?
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yes, but I meant better ways to make sure people younger than 13 don't join.  And raising the age to maybe 16.
TheAwesomeDon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Not all are immature though.
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