Under The Influence

Under the Influence was a one-person exhibition at Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Institute for Health and Healing in 2008. As I was going through treatment for breast cancer, women asked if I was documenting the process by making art. I wasn’t, but, I did begin preparing—I asked a photographer to photograph my breasts before a double mastectomy! When I was declared “cancer free,” I still wasn’t ready to reflect on the experience. Then, during the summer of 2007, the floodgates opened and the work just poured out. All these pieces were created between September 2007 and January 2008.

  • Under The Influence 20” by 24” Under The Influence 20” by 24”
  • Under The Influence Detail 20” by 24” Under The Influence Detail 20” by 24”
  • Circle of Life 34” by 33” Circle of Life 34” by 33”
  • Circle Of Life Detail 34” by 33” Circle Of Life Detail 34” by 33”
  • Earth Mother 21” by 25” Earth Mother 21” by 25”
  • Earth Mother Detail 21” by 25” Earth Mother Detail 21” by 25”
  • Fragmented 21” by 23” Fragmented 21” by 23”
  • Fragmented Detail 21” by 23” Fragmented Detail 21” by 23”
  • Here Comes The Sun 26” by 22” Here Comes The Sun 26” by 22”
  • Here Comes The Sun Detail 26” by 22” Here Comes The Sun Detail 26” by 22”
  • Hills And Valleys 18” by 30” Hills And Valleys 18” by 30”
  • Hills And Valleys Detail 18” by 30” Hills And Valleys Detail 18” by 30”
  • Repose 20” by 21” Repose 20” by 21”
  • Repose Detail 20” by 21” Repose Detail 20” by 21”
  • Sustenance 20” by 26” Sustenance 20” by 26”
  • Sustenance Detail 20” by 26” Sustenance Detail 20” by 26”
  • Threat 20” by 21” Threat 20” by 21”
  • Threat Detail 20” by 21” Threat Detail 20” by 21”