I knit Knockers (Knit Knockers is a project which started in England, to knit prostheses for women who have had a mastectomy).  I knit them all the time, which means I do a lot of thinking about women, breasts, loss, aging, and cultural concepts of beauty.  So this creation began with one of my knitted knockers.  It is centered on a bed of paper petals, and is surrounded by a paper ribbon on which appear some of the many slang terms that are assigned to breasts–and there are a lot of them!  Tucked in to the knocker are two little handmade books, featuring a woman’s figure cut in half, and containing an excerpt of the poem “Miss July Grows Older” from Poems from the Burning House, by Margaret Atwood.

9″ diameter

cotton yarn, paper ribbon, washi