Thursday, 11 November 2010


Whilst researching different Victorian wallpapers I began to look into what flowers and plants the Victorian's used on their prints. The Cabbage rose seemed amongst the most popular, therefore I have further researched into the flower that was on walls representing beauty and a certain aesthetic. However, I wanted to see what could happen to the body if pricked by a rose thorn and it seems you can develop quite awful symptoms! Here is an image of the disease Sporotrichosis which affects the skin, lungs, joints, bones and sometimes even the brain. 
I like the idea into looking into the disease images and creating prints from here perhaps, using the idea of repetition and disease, similar to a Victorian print but with a reverse meaning. 

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