Wellcome Image Awards 2017

Credit: Spooky Pooka

A digital illustration portraying a personal experience of Crohn’s disease is the overall winner of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017.

‘Stickman – The Vicissitudes of Crohn’s (Resolution)’ is a striking computer-generated image which conveys the physical and emotional experience of Crohn’s disease, a chronic condition caused by inflammation of the digestive system.

It is part of a series incorporating Stickman, the alter ego of illustrator Spooky Pooka (Oliver), who has the disease.

‘Stickman’ is one of 22 winning images that showcase the best in science image making.

Fergus Walsh, BBC Medical Correspondent and a member of the judging panel, said: “This image is a stunning representation of what it must be like to have Crohn’s disease. It’s like nothing I’ve seen before in terms of the portrayal of someone’s condition: it conveys the pain and torment the sufferer must go through. The image really resonates and is beautifully composed: it’s a haunting piece.

The awards have been held annually since 1997 to reward contributors to the Wellcome Images collection for their outstanding work.

To find out more and to see all the winning images, follow this link to the Wellcome Image Awards 2017


Published by

Medical Library, University of Aberdeen

The team in the Medical Library at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.