External Silicone Breast

PVC, fabric
2014
Object design: Boryana Rossa
Production: Laurel Morton and Michael Giannattasio

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure performed in accordance with the patient’s desire, reflecting her ideas about good breast shape and beauty. Since I decided to not get breast reconstruction after being diagnosed with breast cancer, I had many other opportunities to occupy the empty place with different fantastical things. One of these was a transparent plastic breast that magnifies my scars while imitating the original shape of my breasts. This object is open for interpretation. One of the reactions was, “Silicone on the outside – that’s new!”