Copper etchings on Fabriano, 5cm x 5cm, edition of 9 each
These two mini etchings were made for the exhibition “It’s My Life” in the fascinating House of Smalls Gallery – a 1/12th dolls house exhibition space. “It’s My Life was a group exhibition showing the work of 41 artists who responded to a call for artwork based around medication, self-medication, dependence and/or addiction; whether past, present or intermittent”.
Every Pill Counts I & II are ambiguously entitled mini etchings exploring how a significant number of individuals take pills every day of their lives. “We cannot always ascertain as to why these people are taking the encased chemicals. It may be because they require them to keep healthy, to ward off further conditions, or to give access to an alternative state of existence. What we do know is that ‘every’ pill counts. Without that pill the world holds a different reality for the individual. Without it they may suffer. In the etchings ‘Every Pill Counts I & II’ the images of pills are obscured and confused reflecting the complex, muddled nature of medication reliance. It is for the viewer to come to a conclusion (or not) as to why every pill counts” (Artists statement).