ELAINE RESTIFO

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: May 3, 2002

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Hung Out to Dry, Cancer Survivor Sheila King acrylic on stretched canvas 18 x 24 inches 1995


This is what I saw when I looked at my friend Sheila after she had a breast removed. She likes this painting and title, and I do, too. It shows how she felt and sometimes continues to feel.

I am 62 years of age, a graduate of Tyler School of Fine Arts of Temple University, an artist, and retired teacher. My sister and grandmother both fought cancer and had a breast removed. It was once suspected that I also had cancer, but after being totally terrified, I learned it wasn't true.