The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: May 3, 2002

Damaged Child bronze 10 x 3 inches 1995

In 1987, my father, an American Baptist pastor, was diagnosed with renal cell kidney cancer. In 1988, my father died at the age of 44. I was 15 years old at the time and felt that I had simultaneously lost my faith, my childhood, and my father. I wondered where God was and why He wasn't healing Dad. I questioned the omnipotence of God the Father. In the seven years since my father died, I have continuously struggled to regain my faith and belief in God. I think that my art reflects this conflict. My sculptures deal with the themes of body and spirit, brokenness and wholeness.

Untitled bronze 12 x 6 inches 1995

This sculpture portrays a female figure without breasts. This relates to my mother's 1985 subcutaneous mastectomy.


7 Tips for Giving Smart on #givingtuesday
by Christina Bach, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
November 25, 2015

Related News

Trend Alert: Sunburn 'Art' Growing Presence on Social Media

Jul 17, 2015

Experts warn against the dangers of the increasingly popular practice

Creative Arts Therapies Up Mental Health for Cancer Patients

May 14, 2013

Review shows significant reductions in anxiety, depression, pain; improved QoL during treatment

Despite cART, Anal Cancer Risk Still High for HIV-Infected

Dec 14, 2012

High incidence compared to general population, especially for men who have sex with men

Frequently Asked Questions