Nothing was left to chance, Everything was clinical

Nothing was Left to Chance, Everything was Clinical, 2015

12ft X 7ft installation

Hospital gauze, cotton thread and wire

36 hospital gowns hand made using gauze. There were 36 people living in Mayo with Cystic Fibrosis at the time it was made. The gowns are sheer representing the false privacy created in hospitals; they are wired to convey the idea of the absent body. There is an embroidery of a small square of gauze on each of the hospital gowns; the embroidery is randomly placed, isolated on its own, with delicate thread that could unravel at any time.

Exhibitions: My Clinical Life at  Mayo Univerity Hospital, Castlebar, Nothing was left to chance, Everything was clinical at the Custom House Studios and Gallery, Westport, RDS Student Art Awards at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin, CCAM Degree Show at the Centre for Creative Arts and Media (GMIT), Galway.

Photos: Lisa Griffin