This page is a tribute to the individuals who have given of their time, creative effort and resources without hesitation in an effort to make a difference in the field of breast cancer. The creative direction of the project has been driven by the standard and variety of contributions submitted.
Aspire : photographer
Aspire is a world class Anglo-American Professional Arts Photographer and
Artist currently based in the Cotswolds but very soon relocating to
Cornwall. Now using digital photography and graphics as tools to express his
work, Aspire has opted for the time being at least to experiment with
Digital. He has decided to keep on to his own, to stand away from the rigid
rules of photography and therefore explore other ways of expression.
Made Gama Adnyana : wood carver and sculptor
From the village of Siangan in Bali, Made Gama Adnyana studied woodcarving at school and now creates his own designs out of local hardwood. This piece, known affectionately as Tanya, was donated to the project by Alan Harris of Truro''s Gili Trading who commissioned the piece.
Paul Abbitt : photographer
Award-winning photographer Paul Abbitt, graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2001. His highly stylised images of bathers taking a dip year-round on Cornish beaches inspired a complete feature in Cornwall Today Magazine. Based in Cornwall, he is now freelance.
Jane Bath : mixed media artist
My work at present is a search for insight into the essence of my family and to find my Cornish identity. While on this journey I have been reminded of the tenuous ties that pull at me and the perceived role I have, of being a woman within a family. There is much more for me to find. JRobi54536@aol.com
Jules Burrows : illustrator
"To bring a smile to the observer is my intention. Taking a quirky, metamorphical look at all things with my illustrative, slightly cartoonish style." Mackerelbus Design • t 01326 210888
Simon Burt : photographer
Simon is one of Cornwall''s leading news and PR photographers. From his base in Truro he undertakes regular news, features and corporate assignments. A keen diver, he is also involved in marine and underwater still and moving camera work. Simon photographed artwork for the book.
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Maela Le Nen Davey : model
''Maëla Le Nen Davey is an international Fashion Model, who works with some of the world''s top designers in Sydney, Australia and London. She first featured on Parisian Catwalks in January 2005.
After a close family member was diagnosed with Breast Cancer during her childhood, it has remained an issue close to heart, which is why when hearing of this project Maëla was keen to produce some very special images which depict her emotions''
Karl Dallas : writer
Karl Dallas started writing poetry while still at school, influenced by Kenneth Patchen, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Paul Éluard and Pablo Neruda. He is best known as a songwriter (The Family of Man) whose songs have been recorded by the Liverpool Spinners, Ewan MacColl, and the Dransfields. He is a peace activist, whose activities have taken him to Palestine (twice) and Iraq, where he was a Human Shield volunteer in 2003. Born in London, he now lives in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Di Darbyshire : artist
Di trained in Graphic Design at Epsom School of Art but eventually lost heart with graphics and painted furniture for a time. She found her real vocation when she had her two "fab (but hard work)" kids, Charlie and Millie. Now absorbed by the need to paint again, Di is enjoying a second childhood painting and "generally being Valerie Singleton" with her kids... Her contribution to the book depicts her breastfeeding her daughter several years ago.
Liam & Geraldine Dorcey : glass artists
Continually exploring new avenues and techniques, Liam and Geri came up with A Bowl of Nipples for the project. Like the rest of their work it is the fruit of a large dose of lateral thinking with no mean amount of tinkering. They are currently exploring the possibilities of recycling domestic glass waste in their art.
Victoria Field : poet
After studying and lecturing in psychology at the University of Sussex, Victoria joined the British Council and worked in cultural and educational affairs in Istanbul, Moscow and Pakistan. Now living in Cornwall as a trainee Poetry Therapist, Victoria is able to combine her interest in psychology with her love of literature. She works with many different groups and organisations and her poems have been widely published in magazines such as Haiku Quarterly, Poetry London, Poetry Wales, The North and Staple. Olga’s Dreams is her first full collection.
Zoe-Elissa George : graphic designer
Since graduating in June 2005 from Falmouth College of Arts with a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design, Zoe has been working freelance as a graphic designer; producing websites and print based media. Zoe said: "Collaborating on this book was close to my heart as both my grandmother and great grandmother suffered from breast cancer and it''s important that we all take notice." t 01736 740860 • email@example.com
Victoria Hager : artist
Victoria is a trained artist specialising in contemporary watercolour, or graphite pencil portraits of people and dogs.
Laurence Kell : artist
Laurence Kell is a Cornish born, professional portrait artist. His work has been exhibited at the ''The Royal society of portrait painters'' in the Mall Galleries, London and ''The National Portrait Gallery'', in London.
Zoë Kennard : graphic artist
A digital and real world graphic designer, Zoë Kennard lives and works in the South West. Her untitled work is of digitally assembled mixed media on canvass. Zoë is currently trying to find the best cake recipé in the world. If you can help, please call her.
Philip Marsden : writer
Philip Marsden is the author of a number of highly-acclaimed books including
The Bronski House, The Main Cages and The Chains of Heaven. He is a Fellow
of the Royal Society of Literature and lives a stone''s throw from the sea in
Sophia Milligan : photographer
An internationally exhibited artist, Sophia gained an MA in Contemporary Visual Arts from Falmouth College of Arts in 2003 and now works as a freelance photographer in Cornwall. t 07791 335960 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Michaela Placzek : artist
Originally from Germany, Michaela now lives in Cornwall and jointly runs Silverwell Creative, a company that helps artists to promote their work. Her other passions include researching artists and art movements, and exploring Cornish history, art, tradition and the landscape. Michaela is also currently learning about the healing potential of art and colour.
Mr Anonymous : poet
Retired college and university lecturer in English and Psychology in Teacher Education and author of both academic and poetry books. Currently edits a small poetry
magazine when not sailing, painting or, most pleasurably, grandparenting.
Thomas Richards : artist
An interest in fine art, took Thomas to Falmouth College of Art in 1999 before going on to gain a first from University of Brighton in Theatre and Visual Art. Dancer Laurie Booth commissioned him for the set of "Ice, Dreams, Fire" which staged in Brighton, London and Glasgow to critical acclaim in 2004. Thomas draws inspiration for his work from diverse sources and has a studio in East London.
Jenny Rose : artist
Based in Penryn, Jenny''s works have to be seen to be believed. They are full of – and larger than – life.
Paul Rollason : graphic illustrator
Paul is a computer nerd with imagination and a weird sense of humour. Specialising in Logo design and vector based graphics for the sign industry. Mackerelbus Design • t 01326 210888
Polly Stevenson : artist
Shortly heading off to study in London, Polly recently completed her A-Level in art at Falmouth School where the piece she submitted for the book formed part of her end or year display. Her work was part of a body described as "particularly impressive" by examiners.
Nik Strangelove : photographer
Born in London in 1970 Nik grew up in Oman and Singapore. He began taking photographs when he was 16. After studying photography at college he worked as a freelance photographer in London, where he worked for magazines and newspapers. In 2000 he moved to Cornwall to concentrate on personal projects.
John Such : photographer
Traditionally an aerial photographer flying the length and breadth of Britain, John recently grounded himself by building his own photographic studio. He has a growing reputation for his black and white portraits having created portfolios for a number of actors, musicians and dancers.
Don Taylor : driftwood and serpentine sculptor
Contemporary Cornish Serpentine Sculpture and Jewellery. Cornish Driftwood Arts and Crafts. The Lizard coastline, through its ever changing seasons, continues to provide the inspiration and unpredictable supply of wood and stone that allows me
to produce a limited amount of handcrafted pieces...
Krista Taylor : artist
Krista studied at Falmouth College of Arts and she is currently arranging UK exhibitions for 2005. Her large canvasses and stunning use of colour offer a spectacular framework for her exploration of the human form, in which she focuses on the female figure.
D M Thomas : writer
DM Thomas was born in Cornwall in 1935. After reading English at New College, Oxford, he became a teacher until he became a full-time writer. His novels include The Flute-Player, Ararat, Swallow, Sphinx, Summit, Flying into Love and Eating Pavlova. His third novel, ''The White Hotel'', was a worldwide bestseller, translated into 28 languages. He has also published a memoir, a biography of Solzhenitsyn, several volumes of poetry and translations of Pushkin and Anna Akhmatova. He now lives in Cornwall.
Bjorn Thomassen : photographer
Winner of many prestigious awards, including BIPP International Fine Art Photographer of the year, Bjorn has a Fellowship in Illustrative Photography and specialises in Contemporary Portraiture. Examples of his work and his articles have featured in many of the UK’s leading magazines and educational journals. Bjorn''s submission features his take on the beauty of breasts.
Tracey Thompson : artist
Tracey has been producing powerful portraits and luscious landscapes since graduating from Northbrook College in 2000. She frequently uses either screenprint or collage as a background to her acrylic paintings, giving them a distinctive style. Based in Worthing, West Sussex, Tracey is a founder member of RAG, and recent exhibitions with them have included Brighton and Horsham.
|Nicky van der Bij : journalist |
Having started and built her journalistic career in Cornwall, Nicky is editor of Cornwall Today, a glossy lifestyle magazine for Cornwall. She said: "I think it’s great that such a worthwhile project as this, the Uplifting Book of Breasts, has sprung up from our very own beautiful county and I’m delighted to join the celebration of the pleasures, and sometimes more painful experiences, of being guardian to a pair of my very own."
Flora Vinycomb : illustrator
Flora Vinycomb is an illustrator who studied at Falmouth College of Art. She lives and works in London and specialises in print and collage, and has recently had work published the U.S.
Rebecca Wilson: writer
Rebecca Wilson lives in Oxford and works as a TV listings writer in London. When not commuting, she plots novels and poetry, and plays tennis and poker. email@example.com