“What Can a Surgeon Learn from a Tailor? Harnessing the Healing Art of Thread” by Amber Butchart
April 17, 2020

...Splan turns the immaterial into substance, giving form to the processes of scientific research that remain unseen: the invisible labour of biotechnology. Citing a range of inspiration, from 16th-century surgeon Gaspare Tagliacozzi through to Victorian samplers...her use of craft is, ‘at odds with the deadly microbes that they depict...rendering something unfamiliar and strange into something decorative and domesticated’...

Amber Butchart
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