Self Portrait with China Chow:


Based on dress by Yves Saint Laurent from
the book Wise Women by Joyce Tenneson
Terra Cotta
14” H x 6” W x 3" D
About the Piece
There is a beautiful photograph in Joyce Tenneson’s book Wise Women of China Chow and her mother. China is wearing a dress by Yves Saint Laurent that reveals the form of her body including her nipples and naval. The dress is exquisite and I wish I had one that was custom made for me. However, as a mastectomy survivor my dress would challenge our ideas of beauty, sexuality and wholeness.