do my bones look big in this? 2018

Exhibited as part of ‘What’s Going On Upstairs’

Artwork inspired by a quote from 'Wasted, A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia' by Marya Hornbacher, and it is stitched on to the front of the tiny hospital gown: “My body would rattle, a marionette, someone shaking me, my head too heavy to hold up.”

Even at their thinnest, weakest, and close to death, the person with anorexia will still believe that they are fat...

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Measurement: 36cm x 12cm

Process: Hand stitch

Materials: Textile, silk threads, vintage puppet


Exhibited in:

‘‘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 Disorders Conference, QEII Centre, Westminster (March 2019)

‘Threaded’, Envision Arts Show, International Online Gallery (1 - 31 May 2019)