The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: May 3, 2002
Untitled burlap, Hydrocal, metal rod 65 x 19 x 20 inches 1994
Oh No burlap, Hydrocal, metal rod 50 x 21 x 30 inches 1991
My sculpture gives me a physical language to explore the emotional response to illness. I began the untitled figure when a friend's husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It speaks not only of their fear, but my own deep-rooted fear of being eaten away by cancer.
Currently, I am a healthy woman in my 40s building sculpture in my Boston studio. I receive yearly mammograms. My insurance company refuses to cover a colonoscopy recommended on the basis of family history.