My friend (and talented artist) Melanie Testa is in the midst of an exciting project to raise awareness for women who have had breast cancer and chosen not to reconstruct their breasts. She's one of those women!
She is gathering 1000 hand made "breast pockets." She took the idea of pockets on shirts or blouses and is using them as a symbol for the new landscape a woman's body might take. You can make pockets too.
I made pockets out of Wonder Under release paper. I love the transparency.
I cut several words of out magazines to tuck into the pockets.
And I cut letters for the names of three women who have chosen to be flat.
Tig, but I made a pocket for her too. She talked about her breast cancer on Conan O'Brien.
Tig has a new comedy album out. It's called Live! (You get the double meaning there, right?)
Thanks Melly! You are something to CELEBRATE!