October 11 – November 24, 2018
Capitol Hill Art Walk Opening: October 11, 2018 5 – 8pm, event link>>
905 E. Pike Street, Seattle WA 98122
Please join us in October for a presentation of Claire Brandt’s recent paintings. Last year Brandt was diagnosed with Stage I Breast Cancer. From the beginning, she painted her experience. Through biopsies, surgery, chemo and radiation she painted self-portraits in order to process an intensely frightening bodily experience.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at Retail Therapy we will have information on resources for support and screening for breast cancer.
“Going through cancer was the scariest experience of my life, especially in the beginning. I was lucky, mine was an early catch and I had good medical care. Making these self-portraits was a way for me to confront and feel what was happening to me. They are record of my experience that I hope helps people understand what breast cancer means to a body. And I hope they are helpful to others who might be facing something similar—without sugarcoating it, I want them to know that there is a way through.”
– Claire Brandt