Monday, November 2, 2009

#32 "Cancer Kills the Crab Nebula"

#32 Ruth A. White of Ithaca, NY

“Chemo kills Cancer the Crab Nebula”

Embellishments & Technique: Painted first, covered with black velveteen on the front and back, free-style cut hand dyed silk organza for nebulas, free motion appliquilting to stitch down nebulas and port, more intense zigzag to represent chemo drugs coursing through the nebulan “veins”. Darker red organza represents dying cancer cells and Swarovski crystals to represent stars.

Artist’s Statement: We lost a good friend in 2008 to Breast Cancer, Donna Hall. This January I learned I have appendix cancer (rare – I had to be different). This braziere represents my hope that all future chemo therapy will kill the breast cancer cells (as well as other cancer cells), hence the title “Chemo kills Cancer the Crab Nebula”. The lurid green goes right to the spot and is killing the cancer cells in the orange crab nebula. See the darkened red.

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