My apologies for the quietness of the blog these days. It’s these sluggish summer days. You could peel me off the couch when it’s as hot as it has been lately in Southern Ontario. Once the cooler weather arrives, I will be back in full swing.
Today’s submission comes from Kelly Thorarinson,a lovely woman I met at an Art for Cancer Workshop. I love the colours and texture of this painting as well as the title and what it represents. Do check out Kelly’s other work and her blog.
In her own words:
Re: Resolving the Screening dilemma
I worked on this piece through Art for Cancer Foundation’s 5 week workshop. I call it resolving the screening dilemma as that is actually part of a typewritten piece that is visible under all the colour and texture…. a newspaper clipping. That is how I first decided to name this piece, but really there is so much more. Those words resonate with me because there is complexity to cancer treatment. Even as a stage 1 breast cancer patient where treatment is fairly straightforward, there are still many questions. One, of which, is about screening as the very screening methods and treatment for breast cancer can also cause cancer. Sure is a dilemma. The other aspect of the title is that in doing art I was able to solve the dilemmas of cancer by giving them a voice and hours of escape through art. More of my art can be found at www.abelcreation.com and I write a blog at www.chrysalis2butterflywings.blogspot.com
The Screening Dilemma
by Kelly Thorarinson