I have been given a wonderful opportunity to participate in the Portland, Keep a Breast Foundation Art Benefit on October 18th at ADX. The foundation is dedicated to breast cancer awareness and early detection through some very progressive mediums and outreach. This batch of breast casts for the Portland show is curated by artist extraordinaire, Blaine Fontana of Fontana Studios . They provided the gorgeous body casts to 12 artists. I was really inspired by the cast itself. I really wanted to keep the focus of my piece about the mission itself. Having a real body cast of a real womans breasts was both inspiring and central to what moved me. What could be better on boobs...than boobs? And I loved the ceramic like quality that emerged as I added layers to it. I also wanted to keep it soft, pretty...healing. Imagining where a piece like this may end up was important to me. A survivor, a breast cancer-effected family member, organization or clinic? It was import ant that the cast felt like an honoring of this. So that's why it's quite simple. It felt like a calming piece of artwork that could easily join someone on a breast cancer journey. The inside has a pressed flower stem and it reads, "love who you are". Please come to the benefit event if you can or visit Keep a Breast to get involved.