Dear Estrogen, You’re a Bitch

By Tricia Coyle (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) Painting.

“I composed this painting eight months after my double mastectomy, right before my bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy surgery.  My final diagnosis was Stage 0 – DCIS, ER+, in November 2018.

I had feelings of loss and anger, and I needed to express them on canvas. 

Before my career as an artist, I worked in a laboratory as a registered Cytotechnologist – I screened samples for cancer and infections. This painting contains negative space, splatter, and carcinoma cellular details that represent my breast biopsy.”

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