When thinking about humans in the context of the Anthropocene, we often focus on the narrative of humans as a destructive geological force. In this piece, I consider an alternative view: humans as life givers and Earth protectors. The piece depicts the mother as the creator embracing their womb. Their hair simultaneously grows out of the top of their head and at the location of the belly button, which bonds them to their child – like the umbilical cord. Sharing nutrients and feeding one another. The connection emerges out of Africa – the origin of life. I intentionally created the duality of dark hair and light space to symbolize yin and yang. Dispersed around the artpiece are dried tangerine peels, representing the fruits of life and human’s interrelation with nature.