Psychoanalysis has played an important part in my life, personally and professionally, so I have chosen as a statement something said by the psychoanalyst Hanna Segal in one of the last interviews she gave: “The important thing is to keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden. I find this extraordinarily helpful: we live in a mad world, but for those of us who believe in some human values, it is terribly important that we just keep this little fire burning. It is about trusting your judgement, and the power of love. A little trust, and a little care” (Jon Henley, The Guardian, Monday, September 8, 2008).
Chris is an artist and filmmaker. https://vimeo.com/channels/theuncproj
He has worked as an art therapist in the NHS and as a lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is currently a freelance clinical supervisor and an editor for ATOL: Art Therapy Online. http://journals.gold.ac.uk/index.php/atol/index
In my life I have had cause to be in hospital for wonderful reasons ,namely the birth of my children. Sadly, I have also been admitted for personal health issues. I can only applaud all the nurses who I have encountered for their caring and dedication.
As an artist I have seen my work used in many settings both within traditional white cubes and relevantly in hospitals. Recently a piece was featured in St Bart's and each year I create a piece for sale to raise funds for The National Brain Appeal.