Blood on Silk: Surgery – artist interview   Blood on Silk: Surgery as installed in the foyer of the main science building Macquarie University, Sydney Australia

Article called ‘A pound of flesh’ by Julie Bindel in the SMH today – well worth reading A kidney? $135,000. A heart? Up to $1.6 million. With the number of organs now  critically limited, wealthy patients are spending a fortune on illicit  transplants. But it is the desperate 'donors' who are paying the ultimate price

Blood on Silk: Field of Flowers ( Detail)

Another detail from Blood on Silk: Surgery while waiting for installation

Another detail from Blood on Silk; Surgery

Blood on Silk: Surgery (detail)

Fragment of larger work consisting of sixteen woven panels. Detail shows side view of two panels shown at Culture at Work May 8 to 16th 2013

Blood on Silk: Field of Flowers ( Detail )

This is a detail of the work which consists of thirty of these plinths. On each will sit three or more hand sewing baskets re-lined with beaded floral fabrics, embroidered flowers, oya or gold paper flowers over the original red, pink or orange linings of the baskets. This work references cultural material brought to the [...]