Julia Midgley 'WAS099 Listen In'
WAS099 Listen In
Archival inkjet reproduction print
29.7 x 42 cm
High quality inkjet print produced on Epson A3 printer in artist's studio individually calibrated, and printed on archival quality 300 gsm Somerset fine art inkjet paper. Each print individually signed.
Artist work statement:
Aware of wounded service personnel returning home from Afghanistan in 2011 it seemed important to record the work of military medical practitioners and the rehabilitation of their patients following surgery. Wishing to recognise surgeon artist Henry Tonks’ WW1 pastels of reconstructive facial surgery, a project to depict military medicine in the 21st Century seemed timely. Now in 2015 the subject is still poignantly relevant with the escalation of military activity in Syria. The works selected reflect a young soldier taking his first steps on prosthetic limbs; a surgical team training rotation in preparation for the arrival of wounded patients; and a simulation of patient treatment on board a Medical Emergency Rescue aircraft. All are works on paper drawn directly from observation – no camera is used.