YOU SEE FOOD I SEE NUMBERS, 2016

An innocent bag of sweets becomes a disturbing vessel for medicine capsules which spill out over a worktop. The viewer is drawn in by the miniature sweets, chocolates, fruit and vegetables, only to find text and numbers are part of the mix. A person with disordered eating will lose sight of actual food and will concentrate on its calorific value – food becomes numbers rather than an ingredient for health and pleasure. 

 Photo credit: Yeshen Venema

Photo credit: Yeshen Venema


Exhibited in:

Wit of the Stitch, Ruthin Crafts Centre, North Wales (2016)

London Eating Disorder Conference, University College London (2017)

Eating Disorder International Conference, Imperial College London (2018)

'The Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch' at Standen House National Trust Property, West Sussex, (1st Sep - 11 Nov 2018)