An exalting visit to an art gallery sparked an idea in Texas photographer Lindsay Walden that brings the art of infant photography to a whole new level. "I could think of nothing more perfect for inspiring emotion than creating replicas of classic masterpieces with the purity and stillness of a fresh newborn as the focus," Walden wrote in a March 2016 Design Aglow article.
Walden dyes wool roving by hand and deconstructs colored yarn to create each backdrop. "Wool roving, when torn off in small chunks, has a beautiful effect similar to the stroke of a paintbrush," she wrote.

Vincent van Gogh, Starry Starry Night

Posted by Lindsay Walden Photography - DFW Photographer on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Walden's recreation of van Gogh's "The Starry Night" brings new meaning to "Love you to the moon and back!"

The baby's little foot sticking out of the swaddling like the center of a lily is perfect!

Hand-dyed wool is handled very carefully to avoid felting. "I use a process of building upon colors to gradually add depth and shadows to the image I am trying to create," Walden wrote in her blog.

Walden's interpretation of Claude Monet's "Wild Poppies, Near Argenteuil" is dedicated to her father, an art enthusiast whose favorite flower is the poppy.

Walden calls these images her Newborn Masterpiece Collection, and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. "I have received so much support and encouragement since beginning this project from friends, fellow photographers, [and] art enthusiasts from around the world," she wrote on her blog. She plans on creating a total of 12 images for the collection.

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