Body Parts


Heart 2 Heart, Kidney Stones, Spots on your Lungs, Paisley Kidney, Lily Livered and Floral Liver, 1996
screen-printed cotton, wadding,150 × 125 mm – 240 × 920 mm

People often ask “What is it?” Shouldn’t we know what our kidneys, let alone our hearts, really look like? These pieces are not intended to educate but entertain and stimulate. “Body Parts” combine Freddie Robins’ interest in word games, medicine and humour eg: turning fabrics such as iron-burnt cotton drill into a visualization of Heartburn.
(Statement taken from the catalogue for Artextiles, 
Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery 1996)

Photography: Douglas Atfield

17 June 1996