Artist Paula Strawn has turned her paintbrush and talent to an unexpected but charming art form – baby helmets. Her decorative paint jobs turn these medical devices into playful accessories.
The baby helmets Strawn paints on are actually used to shape babies’ developing skulls. Flat-head syndrome, or plagiocephaly, is a common condition for children in which their still-soft skulls become deformed and appear flat. The potential causes for this condition are numerous – it can result from a constricted environment in the womb (for example, if there is more than one baby in the womb) or if the baby spends too much time lying on their back with pressure on the back of their head. [Read more...]
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