life line, 2018

Life Line has been created as part of What’s Going On Upstairs, an art installation to be exhibited at the Knitting & Stitching Show this autumn. The piece is a replica of a hospital drip bag and hangs from a drip stand. The hand stitched text has been copied from a young girl’s diary. The motif is of an ‘anorexia fairy’ that has tormented her life as she struggles with an eating disorder.

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The tube from the drip bag will be attached to a handmade quilt to form a life line to the patient. This drip bag is filled with capsules containing miniature foods including health-giving vegetables, fruits, cheese, fish and milk. The other bag is full of sweets, chocolates, cakes and crisps that the patient thinks are being pumped into her…

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