My friend Melly Testa had put out the call and tons of people answered. She is seeking a physical representation of the women that we know, who made the decision not to reconstruct their bodies after breast cancer by way of making breast pockets. Melly was the only person I knew until it occurred to me ask about my maternal grandmother who fought breast cancer in the 60's in the USSR. And now I just learned another family history detail.
The pockets are constructed of rust dyed and painted muslin, thermofax screened with Lumiere paints.
|These pockets with Pushkin's poems are for my grandmother Elizaveta|
|These pockets with wrought iron lace details are for Melly and her iron will|