earlier this year one of my daughters was in hospital for two months. I couldn’t help her but I could draw, as always, and I think it supported her to see me doing something that comes naturally in this unnatural situation. happily she is recovered and well again.
this series of drawings resulted in some print work which when assembled on the studio wall created a complete piece. addressing the concept of the tried and tested medical treatment meted out on a daily basis, used to mend a body and bring it back to full health, with pattern pieces used repeatedly to create a fully wearable garment. a basic formula, like the repeated image of the hand with a cannula printed onto dressmaking pattern pieces. the pieces as random as the bodies the medical treatment attends to.