Leprosy in Nepal
Behind the scenes with Working Hands charity.
Life drawing, still life and life class are all fairly mundane terms I thought only applied to nude figures and fruit bowls in an art studio. However, in November I stood and drew in the corner of a plastic surgeon’s theatre in Lalgadh hospital, near Janatpur in Nepal. The theatre was set up to operate on the paralysed hands of leprosy patients. ‘Life’ drawing became very appropriate very quickly.