This peer-reviewed journal contains articles on the spectrum of actions and approaches needed to reduce the impact of human malignancy.
Going for the Gold (PDF file: 57 MB)
Christine Laronga, MD, FACS
Ten Best Readings Relating to Breast Cancer (PDF file: 57 MB)
Index for 2012, Volume 19 (PDF file: 102 MB)
Peer Reviewers 2012 (PDF file: 66MB)
About the art in this issue:
Lisa Scholder is a multimedia artist whose canvas is the human body. Her technique involves applying body paint onto nude models, then digitally photographing the painted body. The explosion of illuminating color on the human form is Scholder’s artistic trademark. All of the models shown in this issue are breast cancer survivors of varying ages and body types, and they are part of the Bodies of Courage project.
Scholder takes several hours to hand-paint the model with a crème-based paint and often incorporates other body-painted images in the final piece, which does not include the face of her model. Her artwork focuses on the abstract portrayal of the body infused with vibrant colors. Scholder’s late father-in-law, renowned Indian artist Fritz Scholder, had an unmistakable influence on her bold color combinations. Each model’s unique strength is represented with abstract and, at times, expressionist art forms on her body. The artist’s driving force is the self-empowerment that this process can bestow on her model, enabling her to see her body as a colorful, unique piece of art.
With no formal art training, she began body painting in 2000 and developed her distinct body painting and photography style. Her first public exhibition was in 2004, and she has progressed to gallery and art museum exhibitions in the past few years.
“Bodies of Courage” is an Arts in Medicine project in partnership with the Faces of Courage Foundation, which provides at no cost day outings and overnight camps for women diagnosed with any type of cancer. Lisa Scholder and Peggie D. Sherry, the founder of Faces of Courage, began this project 2 years ago as a way to raise awareness and as an artistic therapy for cancer survivors. This project is an artistic testimony to the strength and determination of these survivors throughout their battle with cancer, their celebration of life, and their reconnection with the beauty of their own bodies.
For information about the traveling gallery, please contact Peggie D. Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on these projects is available at www.bodiesofcourage.org and www.facesofcourage.org.
Nouveau Woman, 30″ × 20″.
Table of Contents:
Fighter, 24″ × 30″.
Fetally Free, 28″ × 36″.
Hope and Light, 24″ × 36″.
Victory Martini, 24″ × 32″.
Hidden Power, 24″ × 28″.
Open Heart, 24″ × 36″.
Warrior Woman, 24″ × 36″.