2013 - 2022 sculpture and fiber art. These dolls, called mizuko jizo in Japan, embody unborn children and the sentiments of women who carried them. Choice is never easy, even with safe medical access. Every woman’s decision is difficult and deeply emotional. The dolls wear hand-knitted caps and their bibs are sewn of calico cotton. The red color of the bibs represent the passion or violence that sparked a life, the blood of loss, a mother’s abiding love. In Japan, mizuko jizo represent the soul of the unborn infant.