Unframed work

This is the third and final work for the Healing Arts Winter Exhibit.


These sequined ‘fringed’ flower motifs evoke ‘polypharmacy’ – a phenomenon all too common as we reach our older years nowadays thanks to advances in medicine. Hence, our longer life expectancy. This advantage is not without its drawbacks, however, as we have yet to design medicines with zero side effects. I wanted to encapsulate the idea of pills stored in these ubiquitous ‘blister packs’, as I deal with them on a daily basis in my line of work. The clear glass beads took hours to line up in a grid using a stencil grid I’ve have to make from scratch to fit the desired dimensions. I am pleased with the overall colourway, which lends the whole thing an alluring invitation to the ‘paradox’ of medicines.