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Derby Hospital

Derby Hospital

This illustration is the outcome of a brief based on the local hospital. An exhibition entitled 'hidden histories' was held in the hospital and our objective was to produce a piece of work responding to this which could then be placed on a wall in one of the hospital's waiting rooms. A plaque I found in the exhibition briefly mentioned remedies used by the witches including millipedes and a powdered toad. I took this idea and illustrated them to form a map-like image.