Carrie and photo of I’m Every Woman

"The Naked Truth" show was held as a private auction at Government House in Nassau, Bahamas. Thirty Bahamian artists were each given a plaster of paris bust of a woman and asked to decorate it in a style of their choice. All proceeds from the auction were donated in aid of breast cancer awareness in the Bahamas. Any remaining bust would be put on display in the new Cancer Society Building in Nassau.

My bust was inspired and dedicated to my niece Carrie who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28 and who inspired us all with her positive attitude and courage. Today she is cancer free and living life to the fullest. I used various colored pearls and ethnic beads and stones to decorate my form to represent women from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The message represented by gold charms forming a necklace is positive "love, laugh, hope, inspire, live" and it goes out to all cancer survivors and to all of those warriors who are still in the midst of the battle.

Claudette Dean