Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists

Wellcome Trust Arts Award 2009

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Drawing Dr J at Bethlem Hospital/River House 06/08/09

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Dr J Tie/Violin

Drawing Dr J

Drawing Dr J

Notes From Foucault, "The Order of Things"Notes from "The Ancient Doctrine of Signatures", Herbal Review/Vol 2 (1976)

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26/08/2009 at 3:22 pm

Drawing Dr J

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Dr J plays the violin regularly, he especially likes Wagner and Bach

Dr J plays the violin regularly, he especially likes Wagner and Bach

Drawing Dr J in the Pottery Art Therapy room in River House 06/08
Drawing Dr J in the Pottery Art Therapy room in River House 06/08/09

Notes on the Rational, Vegetable and Animal

I drew this dried Dogfish in Dr Js Lower Abdomen and a sea-horse inside its abdomen, because of the medical symbolism of the sea-horse and its formal resemblance to a Treble Clef.
I drew this dried Dogfish in Dr Js Lower Abdomen

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26/08/2009 at 2:32 pm

Drawing at Grant Museum UCL

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I drew this bird flying around Fredric to represent a time in Fredrics life when he believed that birds where speaking directly to him.

I drew this bird flying arounf Fredric to represent a time in Fredrics life when he believed that birds where speaking directly to him.

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20/08/2009 at 5:33 pm

Drawing Snake Specimens/Masks

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I drew this snake skin from the Grant Museum into the fabric of Fredrics hat.

African Mask

The patient Fredric is from the Republic of Congo and remembered masks and rituals through his drawings.
A shaman or medicine man from the lower Congo, Africa. Colou

Some of Fredrics Drawings had animal spirits, chimerical men and snakes emerging from human heads. Here I am drawing this snake skeleton emerging from the head within the portrait.

Some of Fredrics Drawings had animal spirits, chimerical men and snakes emerging from human heads. Here I am drawing this snake skeleton emerging from the head within the portrait.

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20/08/2009 at 4:26 pm

Drawing at the Grant Museum, 11/08/09

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The Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College London have a great selection of animal specimens that are available to draw from by appointment. I went there to draw animals that relate medically(historical ideas) and metaphorically to Fredric.

The Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College London have a great selection of animal specimens that are available to draw from by appointment. I went there to draw animals that relate medically(historical ideas) and metaphorically to Fredric.

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20/08/2009 at 4:19 pm

Introduction and Brief History

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In April 2008, I was invited by Jerwood Curator Sarah Williams to propose a collaborative art project for the Jerwood exhibition “An Experiment in Collaboration”.
I asked Dr Tim McInerny (portrayed above) to work with me in order to create Portraits of Patients and Psychiatrists at Bethlem Hospital, London.

We made four portraits, three patients and one psychiatrist in two months. This was a very short length of time to explore the ideas and possibilities of the work. After the success of “An Experiment in Collaboration, we applied for a 2009 Wellcome Trust Arts Award and following the success of the Application, we are now beginning a six month development of the Project.
This Blog will document the working processes, ideas and images during the six months.