ON REFLECTION, 2017

The soluble capsules contain text that has been hand stitched in mirror-writing. In order to read the words it is necessary to look through the mirror. The distorted view of how eating disorder sufferers see themselves is reflected in the words, ‘bulky’, ‘gigantic’, ‘fat’....

Photo credit: Yeshen Venema

Photo credit: Yeshen Venema


Seen through the mirror of a powder compact

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9cm x 9cm

9cm x 9cm


Exhibited in:

13th International London Eating Disorder Conference, University College London (2017)

‘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)

BEAT Eating Disorder International Conference, Imperial College London (2018)

14th International London Eating Disorders Conference, QEII Centre, Westminster (March 2019)

‘Image and Narrative: Illness, Recovery, Change’ at The University of Nottingham (April 2019)

East Midlands Mental Health Service Innovators Conference 2019, First Steps, University of Derby (September 2019)