Priscilla Taylor Rosenberger
Self Portrait During Treatment "Phaze"
Pastel on paper
24 3/4 x 18 inches
Catalog No. 35
In July 1988, I discovered a lump that turned out to be cancerous.
I was going through chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer when I decided to do this self-portrait. The treatments made me feel very wired and I couldn't sit for very long. But being involved in painting, in the act of drawing, was somehow comforting.