Thursday, 16 October 2008

Hospital life: visual representation

I’m really enjoying being back working in a hospital, it has its challenges, but big rewards to. We’re constantly thinking about different ways to record life and patient experience visually there, such as the project ‘a wee star coming through.’ A couple of years ago I created drawings of some of the patients, as seen here.

I’m also discovering other artists investigating sickness, health and wellbeing. Yesterday I was pointed to the work of Deborah Padfield who has been finding a visual language for pain. You can find a fascinating and moving article at

drawing © Lois Blackburn please visit for more information

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