Erica Goldsack
Visual Arts and Design

I am a multimedia artist and designer. Last year I welcomed my second daughter into this world. While placing her placenta on top of her sister’s in our freezer it made me think, why haven’t I planted them yet? This led me to develop The Whenua Pod Pack; a contempoary and easy to use product designed to make placenta planting easy and possible for everyone.

The Whenua Pod is a biodegradable placenta container. It is made from locally sourced natral materials: flax card, flax strands and beeswax. These pods help keep alive the tradition of returning the placenta (whenua) to the earth (whenua), thus giving the baby an eternal link to the earth.

My artistic aim is to create a modern appreciation for our environment; our culture, our traditions and our land.


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