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Re: A&E.O- artists and body images

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Michelle Vidro (ggoose)
Mon, 3 Nov 1997 11:14:21 -0700

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I just saw a web site about breast cancer and there was a link to art by
women with breast cancer.

> I am a student at OSU. Currently I am working on a lesson plan dealing
>with illness in art. One particular artist that I think overlapps with
>the ideas of body images is Hannah Wilke. She does artwork about
>herself, and sexuality of women. Most of her work is nude photography,
>but she also makes sculptures that reflect images of the vulva. In her
>work I am focusing on two particular shows. One is of her mother's
>battle with breast cancer, and the other is her own battle with
>lymphoma. If your life has ever been affected by these diseases the
>photographs are hard to deal with, but I am coming to find that this
>lesson plan is helping me deal with my own feelings about my mother's
>losing battle to breast cancer. For anyone else who is happening to
>read this, I am looking for other artists who with illness. I am
>currently researching Hannah Wilke, Frida Kahlo, and Keith Haring. I am
>interested in finding some more artists if anyone has any suggestions.
> Thanks,
> Megan
>Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 16:58:50 -0500
>From: kate <gresham.10>
>Subject: Re: A&E.NY bookmaking..body image
>Also, Copper Canyon Press in Port Townsend does nice handpress books -
>Swenson at Copper Canyon, phone 360-385-4925.
> Ron Hirschi
>>hello... is there anyone out there who may have knowledge of where i can
>>find more references (web-based or any media otherwise) about artists who
>>deal w/ bookmaking or the process of bookmaking.
>>also, i am looking for info dealing w/ artists who use concepts of body
>>image in their work. maybe you know of particular folks who explore this
>>idea through art.

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