‘Whisper’ represents the narrative of loss during one person’s diagnosis of ovarian cancer. The power of illness especially when it involves a reproductive organ produces a loss of power, a loss of choice and a loss of perceived woman-hood. Ovarian cancer is sometimes called the ‘Whisper Killer’ as the disease usually goes undetected until its often too later to treat successfully. Sinead Dinneen titled her piece and over all body of work ‘Whisper’ as a way to quietly instigate dialogue about illness, cancer, death, loss and grieving.
Printed in 2015
Polymer Clay, Photography, Embroidery thread
12.5w x 17.5h cm
Edition of 6