Wun Ting Wendy Tai
Balm, 2014. 90 x 160 x 40cm.
Mixed media on custom steel table.
Part of the exhibition, ‘Materia Medica’.
'Materia medica' is a Latin medical term used to describe the collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing. This group of work continues my heightened awareness of the sterility that surrounds life and death within the context of modern day medical practice. Drawing from the experience of losing my mother to cancer, it is an exploration of the tension between the clinical and the human.