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It's Not Pretty (thumbnail) Don't Forget Your Party Hat (thumbnail) Sterile Brand New (thumbnail) Free of Twists and Turns (thumbnail) Wash Away (thumbnail) Allergy (thumbnail) I examine female identity, and the outer and inner scars we wear. I am my own warrior. (thumbnail) Doctor Say (thumbnail) I Think It Was the Medication (thumbnail) This May Impair Your Ability (thumbnail)
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Wash Away
Wash Away (surgery series) is my desire to wash away how I feel about my body. I had a pro-active double mastectomy in 1994 due to many biopsies thru the years. I was fibrocystic and have a history of breast cancer on my mother's side. I came up positive for the BRCA test and my cell count was off. I am the first on my mother's side of the family to get past 53.I have had to have re-do surgeries about every 10 years to replace implants. Not pleasant. This is about washing away my outer scars to a self acceptance and to let other women know they are not alone.
22" H x 19" W