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For centuries, many Religions expected women to produce many children.

Symbolism: Women are expected to “pop out babies like popcorn”.  Using the volcano as a metaphor for the womb, women in many cultures around the world are popping babies out like popcorn.  This is in keeping with the religious rules of being a member in good standing with their religion… whatever their faith.

This painting was inspired by the vibrant tropical colors and symbols of Guatemala, a traditional South American culture Childress has often visited.

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Truths & Myths of Motherhood