Three wearable lab coats commissioned by the ICRStitch
I was inspired to create three wearable art works using these lab coats belonging to the leading scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research.
For several months my studio turned into an art lab full of plain lab coats and the handwritten testimonials of cancer survivors and families of those suffering or lost to cancer.
Their words and drawings embellish the coats and the frightful cancer cells which are alluringly beautiful when seen under a microscope.
The primary technique is called ‘writing with a needle’ which is to copy by hand and by eye the handwriting of a person into textile.
This is their story, and the story of the scientists who work tirelessly to research and find a cure for devastating cancers of unmet need.