Torso Mosaic, East Indian Design – torsolady
CHEST OF HOPE. Torso art for Breast Cancer Research.
A TELEVISION HOST. Mosaic with Gold Smalti, Tiles, Glass Beads.
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Back to Nature – torsolady
CHEST OF HOPE. Art Project for Breast Cancer Research.
AN ARTIST AND TEACHER. Mosaic with Pebbles, Acorn Shells, and Birds.
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Torso Mosaic, Egyptian – torsolady
CHEST OF HOPE. Torso art for Breast Cancer Research.
A JEWELRY DESIGNER. Mosaic with Stained Glass Insert, Tiles, Glass Beads.
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Three Generations – torsolady
CHEST OF HOPE. Art Project for Breast Cancer Research.
A PSYCHOTHERAPIST. Mosaic with Broken China, Tiles, Gems, Gold Smalti.
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Torso Mosaic in Blue – torsolady
CHEST OF HOPE. Art Project for Breast Cancer Research.
A WIFE AND MOTHER. Mosaic Torso with Broken China (Enoch Wedgwood, Surrey Pattern)
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CHEST OF HOPE TORSOS in support of Breast Cancer Research.

The CHEST OF HOPE torso art project was brought to life by Toronto artist Christa Gampp in October 2006 to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and to raise public awareness on Breast Health Issues.

Using her artistic talents as a means to support the search for a Cure, the artist set out to create torso casts of volunteer models. These caring women and men are not professional models, but people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. To honour each volunteer in a very special way, the design for each torso artwork is created to reflect the uniqueness and individuality of the model.

“Breast cancer can affect us all regardless of age, nationality, or profession. For this reason, I choose to create torso casts of people from all walks of life. The torso volunteers are mothers, daughters, teachers, artists, therapists, breast cancer survivors … I have also cast a few male volunteers!”

CHEST OF HOPE


Torso Mosaic with Pink Roses – torsolady
CHEST OF HOPE. Torso art for Breast Cancer Reserach.
A MASSAGE THERAPIST. Mosaic , Stained Glass, Tiles.
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Torso Mosaic in Pink – torsolady

CHEST OF HOPE. Torso art for Breast Cancer Research.
A DAUGHTER, A STUDENT. Mosaic with Tempered Glass.
© Christa Gampp
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Torso Mosaic in White – torsolady
CHEST OF HOPE. Torso art for Breast Cancer Research.
A PHOTOGRAPHER. Mosaic with Porcelain Roses, Tiles, Millefiori.
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Torso Mosaic – torsolady
CHEST OF HOPE. Art Project for Breast Cancer Research.
A FOOD CHEMIST. Mosaic Torso with Tempered Glass, Gemstones, Tiles.
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Homage to Great Women – torsolady
CHEST OF HOPE. Torso art for Breast Cancer Research.
A FRENCH INTERPRETER. Mosaic with Broken Tempered Glass, Stamps, Glass Squares.
The first verse of Edith Piaf’s song “non, je ne regrette rien” is written on the torso.
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Christa Gampp

Mosaic Artist – Christa Gampp – Toronto, Canada

Christa Gampp was born and raised in an artistic family environment in the small town of Oberhausen, Baden in Southwest Germany. Her father, Rudolf Gampp, a skilled watercolourist, operated a decorative arts and design business during his younger years. Her older brother, Hartmut Gampp, also an artist, lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Ms. Gampp moved to Canada in her early twenties, where she studied drawing and painting at the Ontario College of Art & Design (AOCA ’88). After completing her B.A. at the University of Toronto (’90) and B.Ed. at Nipissing University (’91), she has worked as both teacher and artist in Toronto, Canada.

She has one son, Paco Gampp, whose creativity and interests are in the field of music and communication. Over the past 16 years, Christa Gampp has primarily worked in a variety of mixed media techniques on paper and wood, exploring the relationship of the inner, hidden realm of the subject to its visible outer world. Her latest body of work explores the Still Life genre. Through the painterly translation of a real phenomenon, with a focused centre of interest and the gradual dissolving and integration into the background, her artwork touches upon the lyrical and poetic language of art. Within the canon of colour, the viewer is invited to feel the bipolarity of the sanguine-melancholy predestination, given to us in our cradle.

Christa Gampp

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