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WHAT LIES BENEATH

EDWARDS, KARIE C. (2014) WHAT LIES BENEATH. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

This thesis explores a partnership between art and mammography as a means of social communication about breast cancer. My imagery calls attention to the possibility of cancer by illuminating and visually displaying mammograms in minute detail. I deconstruct them into multiple layers of reversed imagery that, when reconstructed and placed in light boxes, become an illuminated three-dimensional rendering of a breast. All the light boxes are connected to a photographic centerpiece to visually depict the disturbing truth that a woman’s body nourishes and shelters the cancer that could eventually kill her. There are eight light boxes that represent the statistic that one out of every eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. This work calls attention to breast cancer and emphasizes that fact that mammography and early detection are our best defense against this heinous disease.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Karie C. Edwards
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 13:26
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 13:26
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/178

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