2015 Finalists


 

Beautifully Broken

 

Beautifully Broken

Hilton Head Island High School

From the artist:

This design is meant to show beauty in things that appear broken. Broken glass was used, deliberately, as a means to create something beautiful. The butterfly symbolizes rebirth and my Grandmother, who passed away from breast cancer. She loved butterflies and believed she would be reincarnated as one.

 


 

Dawn has Come

 

Dawn Has Come

Bluffton High School

From the artist:

As I started to design, I knew I wanted to portray triumph and convey the feelings you experience after winning a long battle. I researched stories of survivors and victories hard won. I felt inspired by their hope and their love.

My design shows a swan shaped from the left side. Its face, with its eyes closed, evokes feelings of peace. And around the swan’s neck is the iconic pink ribbon. Across the bird is a cloud-filled sky with dawn just on the horizon. The dawn represents a new beginning. Pale colors fade to dark purple, symbolizing that the darkness the swan passed through is now leaving as dawn lightens the sky. I wanted the words to have meaning; to show how the bird felt. Words are etched across the bright portion of the sky and also on the bottom, showing that the bird always felt strong, fearless, graceful, beautiful and loved. Every induvial with breast cancer deserves to feel these things. And each and every one deserves their dawn.

 


 

 

 

Flower Garden

 

Flower Garden

Bluffton High School

From the artist:

When I was approached about creating a bra for this year’s Bra Project of the Lowcountry, I was very excited to be asked to participate in an event as special as this one. As I began to brainstorm ideas for the design, I thought about all the influential women in my life who I’ve seen come out victorious from cancer. While cancer is a plague – the fight and recovery long and difficult – the end result is a beautiful rebirth. This got me thinking about gardens, and the regrowth of flowers after a rough, snowy winter. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I experienced many memorably harsh winters. I was amazed every spring when tulips would push through the frozen soil and bloom all across our property line. For this reason, I decided to create a “Flower Garden” on my bra; to symbolize all the beauty and victory that has followed a long fight with cancer.

 


 

 

Tootie Fruity Tatas

 

Tootie-Fruity Tatas

Savannah Arts Academy

From the artist:

I was drawn to compete in the Bra Project because my aunt is a Breast Cancer survivor. I was drawn to her strength to survive a double mastectomy and painful reconstruction surgery. Before her diagnoses, she was an avid tennis player. The tennis balls in my bra design were used, worn-out, and ordinary. I reimagined them into something interesting and glamorous. The peacock feathers are for everyone who has ever come through a cancer diagnoses. Cancer survivors have to find something spiritual within themselves to make it through their treatment. Peacocks are a beautiful bird symbolic of the strongest of woman. My bra gives off a tropical vibe just like where peacocks originated from.

 


 

 

Winged Victory

 

Winged Victory

Savannah Arts Academy

From the artist:

Birds have been a huge inspiration for me as I have completed this project because they represent freedom and hope, and they are beautiful creatures. I have used the powerful silhouette of bird wings to illustrate the incredible strength of those who battle breast cancer. The white in my bra symbolizes all things good and light, while the blue represents wisdom, confidence, and tranquility.  I used all recycled materials which include milk cartons and coffee filters. This has been an enjoyable project and I am so happy that my work is going to such an important and worth-while cause.

 


 

 

Wisdom

 

Wisdom

Hilton Head High School

From the artist:

I chose an owl as my subject to interpret creatively in this design by replicating the owl’s feathers with painted soda tabs. Owls are symbolic of wisdom. Life’s most fierce storms will always bring out strength of character.

“May you find the strength to face tomorrow

In the love that surrounds you today.”