Kirsty gets a boob job

A MUM has created a piece of artwork using her own breasts - and TV stars Trinny and Susannah - as inspiration. Weston College student Kirsty

A MUM has created a piece of artwork using her own breasts - and TV stars Trinny and Susannah - as inspiration.Weston College student Kirsty Appleby's 'Boobs in a Barrow' piece features over 40 pink plaster breasts piled in a pink wheelbarrow. The 34-year-old, from Weston, who wanted to raise awareness of women who wear prosthesis after having a mastectomy due to breast cancer, created the unusual piece as part of her coursework for a foundation degree in applied art and design.In order to make the artwork, mum-of-three Kirsty created a plaster mould of her breast, followed by another gelflex mould, which was then used to make multiple model boobs.Kirsty said: "The wheelbarrow symbolises carrying the emotional burden of the disease. "I was inspired by an episode of ITVs Trinny and Susannah Undress which featured a woman called Froso who was diagnosed with breast cancer on Christmas Eve. She underwent a mastectomy and is now coming to terms with wearing a breast prosthesis."Kirsty's own life has been affected by breast cancer as her grandmother died of the disease when Kirsty was 13. She said: "Creating Boobs in a Barrow was quite a painful process as the plaster got heavy, hot and uncomfortable. Pulling off the mould was like getting your legs waxed.


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