‘Bodice Project’ encourages healing of breast cancer survivors

Monongalia and Preston

The Bodice Project is currently on display at the Erikson Alumni Center. 

The goal of the project is to aid in emotional healing of women and men facing the challenge of breast cancer. 

Artists have created torso sculptures, some of actual women and men who have undergone mastectomies or reconstructive surgery. 

This is a traveling exhibit that is hosted in many galleries throughout the year. 

“Every bodice is made from a different type of material and I think that also represents what is kind of unique about each survivor. So having each bodice made out of a different material really represents their unique personality and what they’ve overcome,” said Emily Zekonis, WVU Office of Research and Graduate Education.

The exhibit will be open in the Nutting Gallery of the Erickson Alumni Center through February 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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