Tuesday, November 3, 2009

#57 "Hands On Health Care"

#57 Dianne M. Kull of Cooperstown, NY

“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.

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