Read My Lips is a multi-layered impasto artwork, built up using the letters N and O to repeatedly spell the word NO throughout the lips. And what an empowering word NO is….if we choose to use it. No gives us the permission to stop doing things we don’t want to do but feel we have to. No can stop us feeling used and strengthen our resolve to treat ourselves well. NO is what we can say to society’s unhealthy preoccupation with our shape, size, look, choice of partner or job. NO can be a beautiful word. This artwork has been published in The Medical Journal of Australia 2013.