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.

Image 4.jpg
Image 2.jpg

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…

Image 3.jpg
 Label for drip bag

Label for drip bag


Exhibited in:

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)