Family Album

Artist Mags Gray

53cm x 70cm

On being made aware that a call was out for artists to take part in an exhibition about breast cancer I was immediately interested. Not only because my Mother’s diagnosis had a huge effect in my early life but also while studying ceramics at Grays School of Art, I commenced creating ceramic narratives about subjects I felt strongly about. These narratives have included Alzheimer’s, domestic violence, babies born in British prisons and FGM, therefore it seemed only natural that I should create work on a subject which has been responsible for shaping part of my life.

I was honoured to be accepted on board the Breathless Breastless Project as one of the artists, however this position soon became more than just that of an artist, it became a personal journey and learning curve. I listened to the varying caring and appalling ways the devastating news ‘you have cancer’ have been delivered. I have heard about the excellent and terrible behaviour by those introducing women to their prosthetics.

Despite conversations about pain, drugs, family distress, breast construction etc. the Project has remained cheerful and interesting, this I believe is due to the honesty of the participants and the understanding and sharing of human kindness.
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Family Album

Family Album

Artist Mags Gray

53cm x 70cm

On being made aware that a call was out for artists to take part in an exhibition about breast cancer I was immediately interested. Not only because my Mother’s diagnosis had a huge effect in my early life but also while studying ceramics at Grays School of Art, I commenced creating ceramic narratives about subjects I felt strongly about. These narratives have included Alzheimer’s, domestic violence, babies born in British prisons and FGM, therefore it seemed only natural that I should create work on a subject which has been responsible for shaping part of my life.

I was honoured to be accepted on board the Breathless Breastless Project as one of the artists, however this position soon became more than just that of an artist, it became a personal journey and learning curve. I listened to the varying caring and appalling ways the devastating news ‘you have cancer’ have been delivered. I have heard about the excellent and terrible behaviour by those introducing women to their prosthetics.

Despite conversations about pain, drugs, family distress, breast construction etc. the Project has remained cheerful and interesting, this I believe is due to the honesty of the participants and the understanding and sharing of human kindness.
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Date:
Location:
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