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Suzanne Holtom, 2008, Oil on Linen.      


The obstetrician, Sarah Vause was able to use her experience working with artist Suzanne Holtom to question views and ideas she had about how women and couples think and feel, enabling her to examine the way she behaved and reacted within her doctor/patient relationships.  A fascinating example of this two way process was spoken of at Matrix. Sarah revealed that, looking at one particular image Suzanne had drawn of a woman being attended by midwives on a bed in the delivery ward, she suddenly had the insight into how the bed physically created a barrier; that it put the people attending the woman at a physical distance from her. The painting, Room 7 2+4, is the final working up of this idea.

Room 7, T + 4