Inner Portrait

by Cath Walshaw

Using my CT scans and X Rays I printed ‘Inner Portrait’ on to tissue paper to mimic the skin surface. I’ve used the early Victorian photographic process of cyanotype to contrast with the digital medical imagery, bringing together the past and the present.


About Cath:

“I’m an artist and printmaker living in the North East of England. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago. Whilst having treatment I collected my interior images from the CT scans and MRI’s. I had an idea that these images could help me to process what was happening and help me to reconstruct my sense of self, post treatment. The creative act has always been a useful tool to understand the inner world and to help reflect some of the complicated emotions, which a cancer diagnosis produces.”

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