In 1992 my father required emergency open-heart surgery, following a ruptured aorta; this was a consequence of having Marfan syndrome, which is caused by a single abnormal gene on Chromosome 15. He was totally unaware of the underlying condition, which, unfortunately, was not diagnosed until it had very nearly killed him. At the time, I had great difficulty coming to terms with what had happened to him, and it is only now that I feel confident enough to confront my father's health. This project is an exploration of some of the salient physical signs and symptoms of the syndrome that manifest themselves in his body, along with his dependence on various forms of medication to keep him alive.
Niki Carlin • Mary Davies • Steven Holden • Sarah Kinsella-Beck • Glen Leigh • Charles Edward Lyth • Sharon McCoy • Rachael Murphy • Mark Roland • Jca Servo •