I have been updating the Make a Boob blog in a few big chunks over a couple of months, but first I would like to pick your brains about something.
I heard from one lady who was seriously offended by the very existence of this project, and I have been thinking a lot about what or even if I would answer her. I feel very strongly that I will not defend, justify or apologize for my artistic work; someone will love it, others will hate it, and most people will probably be totally indifferent and that’s ok; I will make art any way I like. This is my blog about my work; there’s no democracy here and no one’s going to be voted off the island. Symbolic fabric boobs might not be everyone’s cup of tea; but a lot of women of all ages and walks of life love the idea. Make a Boob is for them; it’s really that simple. That being said; this project, including the name, was approved by the Norwegian Cancer Association up front. And don’t be fooled; while I might approach life with a touch of humor, I am always serious about my work.
I would love to hear your opinion; do you feel you need to defend your work, or should people simply just leave any offending page (web, magazine, book) and move on?
Anyway; these wonderful and generous Make a Boob contributions are from (click the names to go the posts at the Make a Boob blog)
Hobby & Terapi
Eva & Grete
A big Thank you to each and every one of you; your support and encouragement means the world to me!