When I visited the National Amyloidosis Centre in November 2017 I was able to obtain some images of the Amyloids in my kidneys. This has led to a number of pieces of work based on these images.
The first pieces copied the microscopic image on the left, kidney amyloids 1. Fabric was collaged onto transfer dyed felt using an embellisher. Hand embroidery was used to emphasise the amyloids.
Then I used a portion of the image on the right kidney amyloids 2 to create these pieces of work which show an individual amyloid in the glomerulus of my kidney.
Amyloid 1 was made using printed layers of chiffon which were cut to expose lower layers. The piece was embellished and stitched.
Amyloid 2 was made from cotton printed with an ink jet printer. Reverse appliqué techniques and embroidery were used to highlight parts of the image