Preview 26/09/2018, 7:00pm
Continues 27/09/2018 – 26/10/2018
Island Arts Centre Lisburn, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn BT27 4RL
Exhibition by Heather Burgess.
“You can’t understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes” An expression I found myself uttering in varied ways on occasion when dealing with my diagnosis of Cancer.
In 2012 I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer at the age of 32.
In response to the above, a pair of shoes for each appointment in the first year of becoming a cancer patient has been created documenting dates, feelings, information etc.
Linen fabric is used for its properties of strength, durability and history, reflecting on life as a cancer patient. You have to walk into places and situations you fear the most, that you want to run a mile from, but have no choice in facing, the strength and durability to walk that path are naturally there, but not always apparent. Now as times goes on medically I have a “history”.