under pressure, 2018

Exhibited as part of ‘What’s Going On Upstairs’

Text taken from frustrated parents whose feelings explode in an outburst of words whilst living with and caring for a child/young adult with an eating disorder. The tiny hand stitched text label gives a response from their son/daughter....

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A child-size blood pressure cuff has been used as a pattern. The anorexic patient's arm becomes too thin for a full-sized cuff to be of any use.

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Measurement: 34cm x 10cm

Process: Hand stitch

Materials: Textile, silk threads, velcro, inflation bulb, aneroid manometer gauge

Exhibited in:

‘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)

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)