Survivors Project

The Survivors Project A collaborative installation engaging the theme of cancer survival. Participants include persons whose lives are touched by the disease, individual patients, caregivers and supporters are the makers of one-of-a–kind, hand cast shells, modular components combined to form the installation structure. These translucent shells contain objects created or appropriated and assembled to make a visual statement about the cancer experience. The work, installed in the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion lobby, reveals personal responses to the disease in a public context at a site where treatment occurs. The element of light, integrated through placement of this installation in relationship to windows, functions as a powerful metaphor. Accompanying the installation is a book of participants’ reflective statements. Viewers are invited to consider themes related to the experience of cancer, treatment, and healing from the inside out.






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