Held, Brushes with Cancer, 2015
Held is about love. The young woman I was partnered with is surviving a brain tumour. Aside from her radiant smile and generous spirit, what struck me most is how much love surrounds her. Imagine the courage it took to plan a wedding in the middle of chemotherapy. After spending time with her, I fell asleep with the word “cherished” in my mind. To me, surviving cancer is a testimony to the limitless power of love to heal. The power of love found within the support of family, friends, caregivers and the self.
About the Exhibition Event
Brushes with Cancer, Twist Out Cancer, 2015, Watch Video of the Event
Established in Chicago in 2011, as a non-profit organization, Twist Out Cancer (TOC) offers the platform, tools and community for anyone touched by cancer to feel connected to community and take action. It was a rich and inspiring experience to be paired with a young woman surviving cancer and to paint an image in response to her journey.