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Broken

Vanessa Greaves
Broken
Artist: Vanessa Greaves
Photographer: Jacqueline Juba
Materials: Wire and concrete

Artist Statement

This piece embodies both the strength and fragility of the female body. As women, our identity can be connected to our physical beings. Much cultural significance is given to breasts as being symbolic of femininity and sexuality.

But we cannot always control the narratives of our lives. When breasts don’t physically conform to what is culturally assigned as beautiful, the impact can be felt to the core.

This piece seeks to illustrate the strength and beauty that is found within, challenging traditional ideas and, in the process, reimagining and redefining the body. With its stark aesthetic, Broken invites us to reconstruct our views on the physical breast, embracing beauty and strength in all forms.