Breast cancer is something that has affected me deeply in the last year by vicariously experiencing the struggle, loss, and healing process through someone very dear to me. Her journey has been arduous yet amazingly successful, and I know that she is grateful to be back to health. However, one of the hardest aspects of her experience that she found, and it was a surprise to her, was her mastectomy. She suddenly felt cut off from everything that she had previously identified herself to be. She never thought the action that was supposed to cure her of her cancer could be the one thing that had hurt her the most.
This painting is a portrait depicting that struggle. And I believe it is one all people who have experienced cancer in their lives either personally or by supporting a loved one can relate to.
The portrait is sliced into two pieces to emphasize the disconnect.
If interested in this piece, please contact me directly first because it is meant to be matted or mounted in one frame or installation despite the two pieces. We can discuss your preference.