In the Forest of My Bones :: Cancer Series (triptych)

This is the first piece I started after I was diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer. Everything in this piece speaks to me of cancer and the potential for deep healing. The central panel shows the encroaching chaos of cancer, the weariness of cellular confusion and the terror of a life-shortening prognosis. The framing panels are the before, disease run amok, and the after, balance restored.

28.5″w x 11″h x 1″d (total for all three pieces)
found wood (junk shop), acrylic inks, glue, various metal/glass/plastic inlaid pieces, wood burner, propane burner