KALEIDOSCOPIC XL: Her Self/A Radiation Mask
2016, Bronx, NY
Dimensions: 19”H x 14”W x 10”D
Textiles: Cotton kaleidoscopic fabrics designed by the artist; beads, sequins
Techniques: Hand stitched, hand beaded, glue, fused
Shaped to fit each individual, a radiation mask bolts the patient’s head and shoulders to the table to ensure correct positioning and prohibit movement during radiation treatments to the head or neck. This deeply personal work is a radical departure for me, an attempt to transform something associated with a deeply frightening and unsettling experience into an object of art and beauty using the familiar gentleness of hand beading and kaleidoscopic fabrics designed by me.