Dale Flashner and Eliz Alahverdian
The Glittering Garden of Hope (Part 2) In honor of Pat Battle
I was thoroughly inspired hearing Pat Battle share her personal story with breast cancer at the Celebration of Survivorship hosted by Adelphi’s Breast Cancer Hotline in 2012 and then connecting with her during Creative Cups in 2013.
Eliz and I decided to pay homage to Pat for her dedication and support of the program. We used as our inspiration the bra that Pat and her daughter, Clarke, had created in 2013, called The Glittering Garden of Hope, using the same elements that they had
used—butterflies, flowers and some glitz.
We stayed true to Pat’s words and tried
to illustrate the “fragility of life” and the
need to “tend our lives like a garden, with loving care.”