Misha McLean

Misha McLean is a Scottish jeweller, graduating from The Glasgow School of Art with a BA(Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design in Summer 2024. Her Graduate collection, ‘Repeat Prescription’ focuses on our relationship with medicine.

In the Western world, pharmaceuticals are undoubtedly intertwined in our daily lives. Medicine can be a life-saving tool but can equally cause harm to those who take it, resulting in many polarising opinions on this subject. Some see medicine as something that significantly improves their quality of life, allowing them to live without pain or discomfort. Others only take medicine when it is essential, as they are afraid of the adverse side effects. Some people see medicine as something valuable, precious, and unattainable due to failing healthcare systems. Others view medicine as a way of "patching up" one's problems, masking symptoms rather than addressing the root cause. 

Without medicine, some people would not be alive. "Repeat Prescription" interprets the theme of vices and virtues interestingly, as modern medicine can be a harmful vice yet a life-saving virtue.