Hildegard of Bingen, (detail) 2008
Clarke's Cabinets of Cures: Blood, Mermaids and Madness continues at the Wellcome Collection until 5th April. Artist Mark Clarke was commissioned by the Wellcome Collection to create an installation inspired by Sir Henry Wellcome's Medicine Man gallery. 'I wanted to produce something that was enchanting and beautiful that goes against prevailing cynicism but at the same time still addresses the provacative subject matter involved in the struggle against sickness and disease.'
Thankyou to Selvedge magazine for their review which inspired me to go and see the show.