Stacie Hooder saved me from humiliation with the winning bid. I'm doubly proud because Stacie is an amazing artist. I steal ideas from her every chance I get, and I wish my brain worked like hers. And she bought MY stuff. Wow.
Here's the collage. It's about 8x8--a little one. The background is paper flowers over specialty paper. The frame holds two sheets of glass about an inch apart, which gives the work a little more dimension. The focal image is from a 1920s medical encyclopedia--an exemplar of female physical fitness. The legend is cut from the same book: "Women can be cured of cancer of the breast." The silver breasts are a milagro--a prayer symbol. Milagro is Spanish for "miracle," so the little metal breasts are a prayer for a miracle of healing for breasts.
I like this piece, and I'm so glad it didn't end up an orphan. Thank you, Stacie!