This collaborative artistic exhibit primarily is an awareness and educational campaign documenting a raw heartfelt journey with breast cancer while promoting early detection.
A SEED, (Arts Supporting Empowerment Education Development) is a group of artists collaborating on an interactive exhibit which will include photographs, medical models, sculptures and media. Entitled Diagnosis, this exhibit will bridge art and science while introducing gallery visitors to models of cancer-ridden breasts as well as photographic documentation of clinical images. Ultimately, gallery visitors will be surrounded by 631 white bisque sculptures which symbolize breast cancer’s statistical clinical data of diagnoses per day and throughout the exhibit a soft layer of women’s voices will whisper thoughts pertaining to the diagnosis and anguish caused by breast cancer. Personal “propriety” will be challenged and superseded by community determination and urgency to educate, network, communicate and connect with all women and men about breast cancer, its detection, and its treatment. The long term effect of the project will be a durable educational and artistic experience that will speak to individuals on a variety of levels.
When the project is completed, donations will have been raised to purchase 1,000 early-detection training kits which will be donated to clinics, schools and physicians through the National Breast Cancer Foundation.