THE BRA THERAPY PROJECT

After the cancer diagnosis, after the surgery, after chemotherapy, after hormonal therapy, after the medical complications, the question remains: "What does one do with the bra after the breasts are gone?"


"Back Porch Birdhouse 34B"
by Susan Ferguson (bra, grass, wooden bird)



"New Life Planter 34B"
by Susan Ferguson (bra, wool, linen, 
pages from hospital cancer care book,
wire, Spanish moss, styrofoam)



"Beach Bag 40B" 
by Susan Ferguson (bra, acrylic, linen,
cotton, nylon, swimsuit, flip-flops,
towel, suntan lotion, sunglasses, 
romance novel, acrylic paint)


"Jewelry Organizer 40B" 
by Susan Ferguson (bra, acrylic, wool,
sequins, costume jewelry



"Thoughts and Feelings 34B" 
by Susan Ferguson (bra, wool, rayon,
lace, organza, silk noil)



"Breast Cancer Me" 
by Susan Ferguson (wool, cotton, linen,
mohair, silk, elastic bandages, foam,
compression stockings, cotton binder, 
adhesive tape, gauze, synthetic wig)


"Breast Cancer Me" - detail
by Susan Ferguson (wool, cotton, linen,
mohair, silk, elastic bandages, foam,
compression stockings, cotton binder, 
adhesive tape, gauze, synthetic wig)

Comments

Peter Perret said…
I am astounded by the continuity yet variety of your soft sculpture. It is imaginative, colorful, even playful at times.
I am sorry to tell you of the death of my only daughter, Ondine, in July 2019, of triple negative breast cancer, after a brave fight of 5 years. She was your student briefly in Buffalo in the 1970s. After graduating from HS for Music & Art in NYC, she pursued a career in dance ("diez y diez" - https://www.10y10.net/), she returned to her beloved Mallorca (Deia) to open a Chinese restaurant and to sponsor art projects and events.
If you wish, I can be reached at pperret@triad.rr.com
Peter Perret, conductor emeritus; Winston-Salem Symphony

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