It feels weird when you’re on a ward, taking medicine in a new place and for some the first time. It’s sterile, it’s uncomfortable and it’s, personally, not pleasant. For some reason these cups represent something personal to me and I cannot put my finger on exactly what that something is. The idea of theContinue reading “Heads Spinning Not Winning”
Here I have selected individual strips in photoshop and moved them vertically by an inch. This has been really effective, although I prefer the outcome of the woven piece as it is more tactile and textural. The process of weaving was therapeutic even if it was much more time consuming than using photoshop.
Below are images where we used wool, sellotape and wire to wrap around the body to leave marks. The idea behind this was to represent self harm / mutilation. We bound the body which left marks on the skin. As in self harm, although the trauma is over, the evidence of the event remains.
Today I attended the Fine Art Dialogues Symposium at NUA. Noel Douglas talked about this image, which I found particularly powerful as it is depicting how DWP can treat disabled people. This visual representation resonated with me as it sometimes feels like people with disabilities are left to struggle without much support…
Ever feel like everyone is talking behind your back or laughing at you? Or just plain yawning?
2018 Clay, Apple
Lately I’ve been wondering why amongst the mental health community there is so much competition to have the most symptoms, the roughest deal in life or who is struggling the worst. It’s so so easy to focus on all things negative, but why is there a need to feel like you have to prove howContinue reading “But who is the illest?”
2017 Screw Loose Aluminium Screws & Resin Stating the obvious a little, this refers to the common term “They’ve got a screw loose”. Perhaps this comments on the stigma surrounding mental health. Gold Dust 9ct Gold Leaf & Resin Referring to having a decent medication that finally works, which psychiatrists are reluctant to prescribe. QuickContinue reading “6 Medicine Bottles, Hanging on the wall”
2017 Plasters / polystyrene This piece is about mental health being treated by quick fixes – it is assumed that a MH problem can be solved by chucking medication at someone or by doing talking therapy, when in fact it is much more difficult and complex. There is no ‘cure’ for many conditions and theyContinue reading “Plastered”
It’s been roughly a year since I was discharged from an acute ward. I’ve Just started my Masters Degree in Fine Art and I couldn’t enjoy it more. Planning to update this blog more regularly and publish a website like a real life Fine Artist!