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Marla Drawing I Love Women

Marla Lukofsky

About the artist: 

Marla Lukofsky is a standup comedian, inspirational speaker, jazz singer, cancer survivor and writer. Her stories have been published in various narrative medicine journals, including Cell2Soul and Health Story Collaborative. With two TEDx Talks to her credit, Marla continues to share her experiences in the hopes of helping others.

About the artwork:

"I drew 'I Love Women' while touring the new Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where I was living. At the end of the tour, there was an art room with numerous drawing supplies on easels. A sign requested that each visitor experience being an artist by putting something down on the provided paper. This is what came out of me.

"One month later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Interesting that this woman I drew, one month prior, had one breast and was bald. Talk about foreshadowing!"

Visuals editor:

Justin Sanders


# Mag 2016-11-29 10:05
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# Marilyn Mercer 2016-11-28 20:04
There's a primal scream truth about this female Soul. And the hockey stick legs could only be those of a courageous Canadian skating to home. You made it.
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