One Breath at a Time

Rita Swartz's avatar Rita Swartz

This is a series of 7 mixed media paintings depicting my experience with breast cancer. I started "Invasive" right after my first chemotherapy treatment and continued on all of them as the past 5 years progressed. Through the colors and symbols I think they show the progression of my feelings as I endured what survivors must endure. They were my best therapy and the process of making art helped me get to the five year mark where, thankfully, I am today.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: mixed acrylic
  • Width: 12 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 12 inches