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This painting was also inspired by my mastectomy, but I used a different type of scar to represent the missing breast. Artemis is a Greek goddess of the hunt; her name is derived from the Greek Artemes, which means strong, healthy, uninjured, vigorous. When a woman chooses to get a mastectomy, she is making a choice for life - and even without the breast, she is strong, powerful, feminine. That is what this image symbolized for me. I also took inspiration from Amazons, who were Greek warrior women who voluntarily cut off one of their breasts so they could better use the bow in battle. The style I used in this painting was Greek inspired as well - I used a style I thought reminiscent of Greek urns. I hope you enjoy this painting! The original is on Arches paper and painted using professional watercolors.

I also have a limited number of prints available. If you would like a signed, limited edition giclee print, please msg me. My prints start at $35 for an 8x10 print and are on archival paper.

Materials used:

Arches 140 lb paper, professional watercolors

Artemis - Mastectomy II (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Shefali O'Hara from United States

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