Throughout human history, people have dedicated deities, avatars, spirits & saints as the patrons of childbirth. From the Roman Nixae to Haumea of Hawai’i, these beings have represented humanity’s hopes and prayers for pregnancy, birth & parenting.
Heart of Birth is creating a celebration of these beings, their originating culture, and the spirit of childbirth itself.
Divine Birth Cards
The Divine Birth deck will be a set of illustrated cards, each depicting a different culture’s divine spirit of childbirth, mother/parenthood or fertility- we currently have a list of 25 deities, and we’re always researching more! Included will be information about each deity; their culture, their history, their symbology.
Each card will be individually designed. In order to build a collection of art that is unique, beautiful & culturally aware, we are scouting out artists from multiple genres. We are especially interested in representation of artists from marginalized groups. If you would be interested in being an artist for Divine Birth, please visit our Artist Page.
A project of this size and scope naturally needs a funding source. We will be using Kickstarter later in 2017 to raise the funds for associated expenses like:
- Artist compensation
- Print costs
- Taxes and fees
The amount asked for in the Kickstarter (the ‘goal’) will be based on our research into these numbers, enabling us to design, print, and ship the completed decks to our backers, as well as plan for future sales.
Divine Birth Book & other potential works
If the Kickstarter for the card deck is wildly successful, we may consider adding “Stretch Goals”- extra product/benefits available if the Kickstarter reaches certain benchmarks. One of these we hope to offer is a hardcover book version of the artwork; other potential extras include making high-quality prints available, or unique display options for the cards.
We are excited to bring this project to life, and we hope you will be too! Please keep an eye out here and on Facebook for the Kickstarter launch announcement!
If you have any questions about this project, please contact us at divinebirth @ heartofbirth . net