Five Times More

Five Times More

Artist: Margaret Scott

Title: Five Times More

Attribution: Five Times More, Maggie Scott, 2020

Year: 2020

Materials: Nuno Felted Merino Wool on Silk

Dimensions: 119cm x 166cm

Image Statement: Rates of maternal mortality have dropped dramatically in Britain since the mid 18th century. However, the effects of modern medicine have not been felt equally. In 2019 MBRACE UK published data within its Perinatal Mortality report which revealed that people of colour remain at a much higher risk during pregnancy and childbirth within the British healthcare system. Most disturbingly the report revealed that in the United Kingdom a black woman is five times more likely to die during childbirth than her white counterpart.