About the work:
The Milestone project was born in 2012, from the idea that Paul wanted to document and share his experience of living with cancer. Milestone [it’s personal] is not a journal, but it does contain extracts from his personal diary, which started on 24th July 2007 – the day he began Chemotherapy. In most parts, the content of this book is structured in a sequential time-line, beginning with diagnosis, and running through a series of emotional responses, random thoughts and feelings throughout Paul’s treatment and recovery.
Milestone explores many visual devices and acknowledges the aesthetics and expressive possibilities of typography and imagery in the hope it will go beyond the printed word. This hybrid of art, science and technology is an artistic representation of what is happening inside the body and mind. The visuals try to evoke a sense of energy through fluidity and light, and simultaneously represent the power and control of medicine. Paul hopes it goes beyond experimental image making and letterforms in the belief that these visuals can interact and create new powerful connections, meanings, and challenge the perception that cancer is ‘ugly’.