Posts tagged "pain"
water & birth / blood & fear

water & birth / blood & fear

  water & birth/ blood & fear are a series of drawings that aim to capture ideas related to the birth of Naoise. The drawings have been made using pen, ink, pencil and paint. Blown marks expand, burst and pop onto the surface of the paper. While making these marks I was thinking about eggs, fertilisation,...
Birth: icon drawings

Birth: icon drawings

This series of ink and pencil drawings have been created through making observational drawings from youtube birth videos, and in referencing the birth records of my two sons, remembering the physical and emotional experiences of birth and referencing historical anatomy sketches.
Birth: paint swatch bodies

Birth: paint swatch bodies

Painted on DIY paint sample's this series of drawings depicts the second active stage of labour as the cervix opens.
Birth: separation sketches

Birth: separation sketches

Colour sketches exploring the mental and physical separation of baby from the mothers body at birth.
M(other) Icons

M(other) Icons

This series of  ink and pencil drawings was shown as part of a solo exhibition, M(other) at the Chapman Gallery, The University of Salford, 2008. Dr Jaques Rangasamy of The University of Salford has written a review of this exhibition.
Blastocyst

Blastocyst

A blastocyst is an egg that has developed for around five to six days after fertilisation. This series of ink drawings reference this moment when egg becomes a prospect of life, the drawings depict two torsos whose bodily organs work together and in conflict with each other
Witches

Witches

Drawings that culturally reference groups of witches from literature and folklore.
Torsos

Torsos

M(other) Motifs

M(other) Motifs

"Drawing analysing the visual language depicted in M(other) Icon drawings. "
M(other)

M(other)

This solo exhibition at The Chapman Gallery, The University of Salford, featured a series of ink drawings and books exploring abjection through representations of the pregnant bod
Patient

Patient

Patient was made during an artists residency between 1995 and 1997 at Brockhall Village, Lancashire. Brockhall Village was being developed from a derelict mental asylum into a luxury secure housing estate by the property tycoon Gerald Hitman. Brockhall Village was built in 1904 as an Inebriate Women’s Reforatory, and closed down in 1992 as part...
Mince Her

Mince Her

This painting represents a heavily pregnant woman, a handle that also looks like a transparent tube is attached to her belly. A fine painted line of clotted blood joins flesh and tube. The woman's torso has become amalgamated with a hand held kitchen meat mincing machine.