“Hands-on Health Care”
Embellishments & Techniques: Acrylic paint, baby bottle nipples, gloves, armature wire, and steel shot (counter-weight).
Artist’s Statement: I started with the nipples – and went from there. The tattoo is for whimsy and to honor our mothers. There is minimal “embellishment” – especially of the straps, but that’s the (my) style. The painted inside represents the mammary glands and fat. I dedicate this bra to my childhood friend Claire Parsons who lived with – and fought – breast cancer for most of her adult life. She died twenty years ago at the age of 39.