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Kathleen R. Smith

Last Modified: November 1, 2001

Kathleen R. Smith - 45
Kathleen R. Smith
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

45
Acrylic on modeling compound, metal, feathers, beads, glitter
40 x 7 inches
1995
Catalog No. 41

My mother died from cancer when she was 45. As a breast cancer veteran, I became frightened in the months preceding my 45th birthday. I created this work to keep the evil cancer spirits away while I was 45. I hung it immediately inside my front door and moved cancer-free into my 46th birthday!