Theotokos, Help in Childbirth
Waterproof acrylic on plastic medium — 2015
This traditional ikon is intended for use by midwives and birthing mothers. It's the only historical Eastern Orthodox ikon design where Mary is shown with uncovered hair. The umbilical cord, however, is my own addition.
This particular ikon has been already been present at the births of two babies!
Please feel free to download a hi-res version of this ikon for personal or liturgical use. If you would like to write your own version, here is the cartoon. All of my religious ikons are licensed with Creative Commons [Attribution + ShareAlike].