AUGUSTUS AND EDIE, 2016

This artwork is inspired by ‘The Story of Augustus’ by Heinrich Hoffmann, 1798-1874, a tale of a plump and hearty boy who would not eat his soup. Day after day the young lad pushes his food away until he ‘scarcely weighs a sugar plum’. The poem ends in tragedy. I have written a parody of ‘Augustus’, a tale of ‘Edie’, a bright and glowing pearl’ who refuses to eat….

 Photo credit: Michael Wicks

Photo credit: Michael Wicks


 In-situ at Ruthin Craft Centre

In-situ at Ruthin Craft Centre


Exhibited in:

Wit of the Stitch, Ruthin Crafts Centre, North Wales (2016)

London Eating Disorder Conference, University College London (2017)

Eating Disorder International Conference, Imperial College London (2018)

‘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)

To be exhibited in:

‘What’s Going On Upstairs’, The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate Convention Centre, Gallery TG2, Harrogate (22nd - 25th November 2018)