Artist: Cynthia Fraula-Hahn plaster embedded gauze, acrylic
This sculpture is of a dear friend who had a mastectomy and partial reconstruction. She said modeling for this project gave her a sense of community. After her surgery, she felt alone and different from other women. During the wrapping process she used the word asension about her journey. The feathers turning into birds struck me as an image that would honor her. She teaches yoga, so the yellow represents the third chakra, which involves energy, vitality, desire and power. I wanted this piece to represent her beauty and bravery.