Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project

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Survivors MagazineJust today I was notified by a friend and fellow artist Christopher Agostino about a wonderful project called the Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project. Please share this with all of your friends and family.

The Project:
The aim of the project is to raise money & awareness in order to support Breast Cancer survivors through the launch of  magazine called “Survivors” and an exhibition of spectacular body painting, painted on Breast Cancer survivors.

The Exhibition:
The images in the series are available as fine art prints and framed pieces with 15% of the profits being donated. They are currently on exhibit at UNCOMMON Gallery; 2713 East Commercial Blvd.; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308.

The Premiere Issue of “Survivors” Magazine:
The Premiere Issue of “Survivors” Magazine features an extensive article on and images from the Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project founded by Michael D. Colanero.

Click Here to Download The Premiere Issue of “Survivors” For FREE

The final images are a combination of body painting by Keegan Hitchcock (Lead Body Painter) and digital painting and effects by Michael D. Colanero’s , and the magazine’s exposition on the process involved is valuable information for a bodypainter.

Show Your Support Online:
Additional products such as coffee mugs, mousepads, journal books, calendars and greeting cards just to name a few are available at here with 100% of the profits of these products being donated to various Breast Cancer causes and foundations.

The project currently has an open call to survivors who may be interested in participating please email: for more information.

Watch this video clip about the Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project on the ArtStreet program:

About the Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project (BCABPP), from the article in Survivor magazine:

“…this unique and collaborative project is a form of art therapy that affects deep and sometimes profound changes in the participant model, but also reaches out beyond them – touching those that see it. Viewers are moved not only by the art itself, but also the energy projected by each of these inspiring survivors.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project: A Fine Art & Photography Essay of Survivors is a project that has been in progress since January of 2009. So far 25 brave breast cancer survivors have come forward to participate. They have come to South Florida from several states around the U.S. and one flew in from Australia – with other interested women in Canada and parts of Europe as well.

The project initially started to create a single image but it was instantly obvious that would never be enough. So, the concept evolved into a calendar – 12 images – but that still wasn’t enough! Then the goal was set… a coffee table book with 50 survivor images accompanied by a page each with the individual survivor bio and story. Perfect!

The project will illustrate cancer’s total lack of any mercy or prejudice regarding who and when it strikes. BCABPP hopes to spotlight survivors from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, and from as far away as we can attract them.

It includes survivors of all ages, shapes & sizes during various stages of their process of pre, post or non reconstructive options. All the designs are custom made for each survivor and relate in some way to their character traits, personality, passions, interests or other aspects of their story.

All of these are created in a way that also translates to the larger breast cancer experience. Describing a myriad of moods, emotions, thoughts and fears in common to many survivors.

Some themes are light, positive and inspiring while others may be a bit deeper, darker and thought provoking – still others single out a specific issue such as early detection, or genetics.

All are unique individuals with assorted stories – but with many common threads of high points, low points, hurdles, setbacks and milestones making up the tapestry of survivorship.”

Please share this with all of your friends and family, it is a worthy cause and get involved!!


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