When Saskia's mother was diagnosed with colon cancer, Saskia started this series of illustrations for cancer awareness. The pink ribbon is of course widely known, but did you know that each type of cancer has its own color for awareness?
The series of illustrations Saskia created, are called Ribbonettes. Each Ribbonette focuses on a certain type of cancer, and on the color connected to it. The ropes in each Ribbonette illustration, feature the helplessness a cancer patient might feel. The feeling of being some sort of doll, while something or someone else is holding the ropes.
In response to these illustrations, Saskia came in contact with a couple of American women, each fighting their own battle against cancer. On their request, Saskia created a personalized Ribbonette for them. This series is dedicated to all the people who fought and are fighting the battle against cancer. They were created with color pencils and acrylic paint on coffee stained watercolor paper.