Art Therapist Gay Walker used art to help her cope with cancer

“Art therapist Gay Walker’s battle with breast cancer and then uterine cancer eventually would span years and include 10 surgeries. Throughout the struggle, Walker wrote poems, sketched and created visual art to help her cope.

When art therapist Gay Walker learned the lump was malignant, she painted lightning to express her shock. Her outrage inspired a collage of prescriptions, mammography, news clippings and notes, framed behind a broken pane of pain.

Now Walker, 65, has been free of breast cancer for 11 years, and an exhibit of her intensely personal artwork has been traveling to hospitals and cancer centers” …

Read more and see examples of her artwork.

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Originally posted: March 15th, 2011


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