arts and health
My work explores the use of drawing, abstraction and metaphor to facilitate dialogue about physical and mental health. It aims to move beyond binaries of health and ill health, towards a discussion that encompasses an understanding of the individual lived experience. I hope that this in turn can contribute to combating the stigma that is attached to long-term conditions and disability. These visual expressions are always routed in narratives contributed by people with long term conditions. My responses are not literal depictions; they are about creating atmosphere, and a space in which we can recognise similarities across our lived experiences.