It is commonplace for young people with eating disorders to ingest laxatives, diuretics and emetics to purge their bodies of food, or to use caffeine tablets and cigarettes to give them more energy or to decrease their appetites. An outline (or net) of the kind of boxes which would normally contain these has been hand stitched to form a ‘flattened’ box which takes up little space, ‘A voice in my head tells me that if I ate less, took up less space, life would be easier, safer’. 

Exhibited in:

Making Space, 62 Group, Macclesfield Silk Museum, Cheshire (2016); The Knitting & Stitching Show, Olympia, London & Royal Highland Centre, Scotland (2017)

Eating Disorder Conference, University College London (2017)

Desperate Artwives, Feminism in London Conference, University of 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)