TWEETS (NOT SWEETS), 2016

I have investigated the use of Twitter and how it is used as a tool by those suffering from eating disorders to create a dialogue around their illness. One Twitter account had more than 31.5K Followers with some posts attracting over 600 Likes and over 700 Retweets.

144 tweets have been hand stitched and placed inside clear, empty medicine capsules. These are displayed within an old-fashioned candy jar. The paper circular lid cover has been replaced by cotton fabric hand stitched with candy-coloured stripes and researched text. The second jar contains related hashtags.

Social media exposure can have a significant influence on body image, dieting habits, self-esteem, body comparison and body dissatisfaction.

Photo credit: Yeshen Venema

Photo credit: Yeshen Venema


Photo credit: Michael Wicks

Photo credit: Michael Wicks