PATIENTS IS KEY, 2018
A key safe overfilled with keys with multi-coloured tags was hanging in the office of an eating disorder clinic and became the inspiration for Patients is Key. In this artwork, each tag has hand stitched words which represent being both a patient and a carer within the healthcare system. The coloured tags have been laid out in the same format as a Body Mass Index chart.
The keys represent the physicality of the patient being locked into a clinic for their safety, and also being locked into the mental torture of an eating disorder.
‘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)