"Mum is waiting to get an angioplasty procedure.
I picture a tiny balloon filling her arteries and wonder if its skin will be thick or delicate.
I imagine the surgeon sitting bent over with pursed lips, trying to blow it up.
Have you ever tried blowing up a water balloon? They are small and difficult and your lungs feel like they will burst and your cheeks turn to stone before you can finish.
Whose breath will be in my mother's veins?"
‘My Head On Your Heart’ is a suite of new works by Roberta Thornley that explore the tension between narrative time and the photographic image.