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Art Therapy

Pins and Needles

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021, Kim Kleinhardt made a mixed-media triptych collage to chronicle her journey, featuring her mother’s old dress patterns and medical records from her cancer care appointments.
February 2022 Vol 8 No 1
Kim Kleinhardt
Clare, Michigan

The COVID-19 pandemic hit, and so did my breast cancer. This composition of 3 wooden panels represents my physical and emotional journey over the last several months since my diagnosis in March 2021.

This mixed-media triptych is a collage made with my mother’s old dress patterns, as well as information and papers given to me during my medical appointments and surgeries for breast cancer.

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