I created this print back in January when I was still coming to terms with my diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. I was struggling at the time with the finger-pricking tests and found it increasingly painful, especially with how it limited my ability to do printmaking comfortably.

I chose lino print because I felt like it was an act of protest against the bruising of my fingers, facing up to the difficulty of using my hands by utilising a process that is so physical and requires a lot of your hands.

The image itself highlights the three fingers that I prick and the repeated image represents the relentless nature of having to check your glucose levels.

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