Stephanie and Keith Duffy made their first umbilical cord canvas in 2009, after the birth of their first child. Keith, a medical doctor with pathology training, was examining a sample of the cord under a microscope when he and Stephanie realized that the dyed specimen bore an uncanny resemblance to an abstract painting. They enlarged the photo and hung it on the wall, creating a unique work of art that commemorated the miracle of birth.
In 2012, the couple officially launched Little Cord Art New parents enlist their doctors to give them a small sample of the baby’s umbilical cord. The Duffys provide a special container for transporting the sample, which they then dye in the colour of the customer’s choice before magnifying the image 400 times, and then they print it on a canvas. The largest pieces cost up to $600. Read More at Atnet