I have always needed to use visual representation of the female body—my body—in my work. When I was a young woman, my particular body shape was a popular one in my culture (American). As my body has aged (and continues to age – no reversing this process!), its shape is not so conventionally appealing. Stage 1 breast cancer, diagnosed twelve years ago, did not result in any glaring—I use that word pointedly—changes to my body, but age is doing its whittling away, puffing up, slackening, firming, wrinkling or smoothing away…. I can live with it!