I honestly couldn’t have expected, when I was first developing the work that would go into The Things We Lost, not only my first Solo Exhibition, but also one fraught with personal meaning and symbolism, that just two years later, discourse on finding a ‘New Normal’ would be so prevalent in popular culture. These are […]
A couple of weeks ago I got a letter in the post from the Scottish Government advising me that for 12 weeks from the receipt of that letter I shouldn’t leave my house for any reason. If I needed shopping or food, assistance would be provided for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m incredibly grateful […]
In a time of global uncertainty, we are all looking to make sense of the dizzying new reality we find ourselves in. I’ve always used my art to connect with the world, to try and turn the Delphic confusions of life into something tangible. Now more than ever we are turning to technology to help […]
The first time I spoke to Kenneth Roy, interestingly the topic of conversation was Cancer. I was an attendee at the Young Programme, held in the beautiful Piersland House Hotel in Troon. After I had checked into my room and collected the itinerary I was filled with an immediate sense of regret. I decided I […]
I took the same tablets every day for eight months, and I was religious with them. I always took the correct doses at the right time. I used the special medical grade mouthwash the hospital gave me to stop me getting mucositis five times a day like I was supposed to. I even made sure […]
Read the article Confessions of a Digital Native at the Scottish Review.
I remember the day I first started Chemotherapy. Thankfully not like it was yesterday, but I remember it all the same. It all started with possibly the most painful part of my diagnosis up until that point. I had to get a Hickman Line fitted. For those of you who aren’t up to date with your […]
Being diagnosed with cancer changed my life. I mean, it’s impossible to think that it’s not going to. My diagnosis is probably as dramatic as a cancer diagnosis is possible to be. Let me set the scene.
I have cancer. Leukaemia to be specific, and Acute Myeloid Leukaemia to be even more specific. I registered this blog name during a strange emotional high on my second morning of chemotherapy, after a week in hospital connected to drips full of red blood cells, platelets, fluids and antibiotics, intrigued by the new plastic tube […]