2015 in 500 Words
What a year its been!
I spent the first 5 months of 2015 creating my installation piece ‘The Migraine Within’.
I really enjoyed creating this piece. I learnt advanced applications of silicone and discovered an amazing Silicone company who I’m still in contact with.
One of the most gratifying aspects of the project was and still is hearing viewer’s opinions on the piece. My work with migraine is driven by my own experience and the lack of understanding and stigma I myself have faced just like many migraine sufferers. It is always great to hear that someone has connected with the piece and with the experience of migraine. Some of the comments I’ve received include;
“I’m lucky to never have had a migraine. I thought it was like a bad headache. I had no idea migraine could affect people in this way.” via a conversation at ‘On Route’ exhibition.
“I thought Fran’s work was sheer genius. While it cannot show what we all go through because every migraine is unique, it captured the isolation and the constant bombarded of noise. It caught the loss of control of one side of my face. The viewer has to imagine lack of contact with the rest of the body. In my case, sometimes one half. The tinnitus, the not being able to speak, or hear and think over the noise are all captured. I think Fran has done a great job considering how wide our symptoms are. Thank you.”via Facebook