‘“Although the piece documents the struggle of one person, it manages to encapsulate the intricate and devastating effects that influence all who suffer from or have been affected by eating disorders.” FEAST, Lexington Art League, Kentucky, USA
This artwork explores the complex and devastating effects of eating disorders. It is a biographical work about a young woman suffering from anorexia nervosa. The piece is in the form of a young girl’s dress as ‘Anna’ confessed that her “anorexia was about maintaining her childhood” – she hand stitched the pocket. The ‘Size 0’ label underlines the need to be thin. All of the text is sewn with human hair.
Measurement: 78xm x 54cm x 3cm (framed)
Feast: pleasure+hunger+ritual, Lexington Art League, Kentucky, USA (2015)
‘What’s Going On Upstairs’, The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, Gallery TG11, London (2018)
‘What’s Going On Upstairs’, The Knitting & Stitching Show, The RDS, Gallery TG6, Simmonscourt, Dublin, (2018)
‘What’s Going On Upstairs’, The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate Convention Centre, Gallery TG2, Harrogate (2018)
14th International London Eating Disorder Conference, QEII Centre, Westminster (March 2019)