The Breast Project began several years ago when a close relative was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a meditation for sending healing energy to her, I made the first sculpture at that time. It was healing for me as well, and after making it, I began to think about the many women I have known who have fought breast cancer - my grandmother, the mother and the sister of one of my closest friends, several colleagues and friends.... I continued making vessels in honor of each person, including many new friends and colleagues who also developed breast cancer along the way through this journey. The project is not up-to-date in this photo (among many others, an uncle was treated for breast cancer a couple of years ago), so I consider this a work in progress still. My hope is to eventually be able to donate the work to a fundraising cause that is working to find a cure for breast cancer.
(PS- My dear relative is still alive. She has been stage four for many years - somehow she has beat the odds so far.)
Porcelain; wheelthrown and altered; 5" h x 32" w x 22" d (area shown)