Monday, 20 June 2016
Lives & Times Limited Edition Charity Prints - Third Layer
The Lives & Times charity prints being created by Guildford artist, Adam Green, are now beginning to take shape. The third layer sees the introduction of a dramatic twist, which Adam wanted to represent the shock and impact of a cancer diagnosis, and how it can turn your would upside down.
My Mum was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer in 2012, and had a successful operation to remove a section of her bowel. Unfortunately the cancer spread to other parts of her body, and over the last four years she has had four lung operations to remove cancerous nodules. At the end of 2015 it was discovered that the cancer had also spread to her brain. She had treatment in January, but her condition has recently got worse and she now requires further treatment.
Bowel cancer is the second highest cancer killer in the UK, and yet if caught early it is one of the most treatable with over 90% of patients surviving five years or longer. Much work remains to be done in raising awareness about this awful illness, and hopefully the book, and now these prints, will play a small part in helping to do this.
All materials being used have been donated by the Ochre Print Studio where Adam is working on it. Take a look at Adam's website.