Silence

Every year around 50,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Silence forms the first part of an ongoing project 'Between Friends' using photography to capture the thoughts and feelings of Tracy, a friend who has undergone treatment for breast cancer, following her diagnosis in 2010.

Six individual weather-beaten statues of the same female, specifically located within the rose gardens at Hopton Hall in Derbyshire, form the basis of this work. With no particular historical importance, each one is purely symbolic, signifying change to Tracy's body, as a consequence of six sessions of chemotherapy.

During this particularly difficult period of her illness, Tracy began writing poetry as a form of therapy, and as a means of self-expression.

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