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Stephen Heptinstall

About the artist:

Stephen Heptinstall is a cardiac rehabilitation practitioner and researcher at Hereford County Hospital, Hereford, UK. He strives for a holistic approach to practice, which involves listening to the voice of his clients' "lifeworld."

About the artwork:

"I undertook a series of reflective pieces as part of my research into farming couples' experiences of living with angina pectoris. These featured both imagery and and senyru (human haiku) intrepretation of client narratives. My aim was to capture emotional high points, so that my findings would reach the hearts of readers, and not just their heads."

Visuals editor:

Sara Kohrt