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

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)

Solo Gallery, The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London (11th to 14th October 2018), Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin (8th - 11th November 2018), and Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate (22nd - 25th November 2018)