SchoolMidpark High School
CityMiddleburg Heights, Ohio
MediumOil Painting on Canvas
I based my project on breast cancer. My cousin, Karen McEllroy, died after battling terminal cancer for many heart-aching years. I used oil on canvas for my materials. I painted all sides of the canvas. I used black in symbolism of the darkness that is cancer. Throughout the background are random colors, as well as the consistency of pink. Pink is an obvious symbol representing breast cancer. I chose to do an abstract portrait of a woman as my focus. Instead of a direct portrait, I used strokes and curves reminiscent of the breast cancer ribbon. Also, the woman is wearing a sweetheart dress with a ribbon tie in the back. The identity of this woman? There is none. I wanted to bring attention to the fact that these are real women being diagnosed, not just a number. My title, that is German, translates to "each ending is also a beginning." These diagnosed women are not the epitome of death and sadness, but rather radiance and life.
Physiology of Neuromuscular Fatigue in Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy