When my lifelong friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, I wanted
to know more about it and began to read about its many different
causes and treatments. This led me to do a series of monoprints
depicting the monumental female figure. These powerful women
represented the mothers, aunts, sisters and friends who either have
fought and lost or who have won a fight with cancer.
Restraining Order relates to the effects of both physical and
emotional repression and suppression on the cell structure. I see
the contrast between the women in my life who have survived and those
who have not. I have learned a great deal from these women about
life choices and destinies and hope that if I were faced with the
same fate, I would have the courage and spirit to endure the trials
and conquer the battle.