Hospital Tag artworks

Having a large (and ever growing) collection of hospital tags, the artist has been using them as a motif in her work since 2017. The symbol has, as such, become a signature.

Untitled (tin of tags)
Untitled (tin of tags)

Contained in this very tin is the collection of the artist's own hospital tag collection. 1997- present Carboard and metal tin, Hospital tags (currently 22 tags) Dimensions variable

Party Paper Chains (detail)
Party Paper Chains (detail)

Close up of a chain of handmade hospital tags. 2017 Acrylic and permanent marker on paper Dimensions variable

Twelve Tags Twelve Stories
Twelve Tags Twelve Stories

From her collection of 12 original hospital tags, the artist created these 12 negative prints. 2017 Ink on paper Approx. 21.0 x 29.7 cm

Army of Tags
Army of Tags

'Army of Tags' consists of 12 A1 sheets of hand printed hospital tag replicas in 12 different colours. 2017 Acrylic print on paper. Each sheet approx.84.1 x 59.4 cm

The Red Surgeon
The Red Surgeon

2018 Block print on silk Approx. 24.5 x 16.3 cm

Pain Scale Six
Pain Scale Six

2018 Block print on cotton Approx. 22 x 30 cm

Kintsugi Tag
Kintsugi Tag

2018 Watercolour print on paper with golden adhesive 21 x 29.7 cm

20 Years of Shit in My Life
20 Years of Shit in My Life

20 metre roll of tracing paper, with hospital tag prints and a monologue of 20 things (one for each year) of the artist's life painted onto the surface. 2018 Ink on tracing paper Approx. 30 x 2000 cm

Paper Party Chains
Paper Party Chains

Hung in colour themes, these are the artist's handmade replicas of her collection of hospital tags. 2017 Acrylic and permanent marker on paper Dimensions variable

Paper Party Chains (detail)
Paper Party Chains (detail)

Close up of a chain of handmade hospital tags. 2017 Acrylic and permanent marker on paper Dimensions variable

Approx 90 Lives Lost
Approx 90 Lives Lost

Copper coloured handmade hospital tags. Although similar, each tag is individual like every life lost due to ill mental health. Mental health patients do not get hospital tags on admission to psychiatric units. This is a homage from the artist to them. 2017 Acrylic on recycled projector screen Dimensions variable