Last week a friend shared with me that she is going through a second bout with breast cancer. As she and her husband waited at the Norris Cancer Center they admired a sculpture of a single-breasted woman holding her bow at her side. It seemed to them that it was a comforting and hopeful piece in the room where so many women with breast cancer wait. Looking more closely they saw that it was titled “Triumphant Warrior, A Tribute To Breast Cancer Survivors”, and that the sculptor was me!! I don’t know for sure who donated it to the Center.
The “Triumphant Warrior” represents the Amazon women who were said to have cut off a breast in order to use their bows and arrows more effectively. And she has successfully fought her battle so her bow is at her side.
There were only five editions of that bronze piece. The mold is gone now, so those five are very special.