Gallery O Contemporary, Vancouver, BC
May 3- 26, 2007

Kindertotentanz is a series of paintings and etchings inspired by the experiences of pediatric residency training in a major children’s hospital – in particular, rotations within the Cancer wards and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Haughton writes: “The anger and helplessness I felt compelled me to begin the Kindertotentanz, an ongoing series of works that express my ambivalence with modern medicine. The title of my series melds the names of two Germanic works: totentanz and ‘Kindertotenleider’. Various images recur in the works: lizards, sperm, malignant beaky-birds, embryos, infants and, when I needed relief from depression, the white-washed chapels and icons from my Greek heritage”.