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'Theatre Of The Grotesque No. 2: Borehole'

2019, hand woven tapestry (wool, cotton, linen, x-ray film) 
43.5cm w x 45cm h (17.1" x 17.7") 

'Theatre Of The Grotesque No. 2 Borehole,' is inspired by the arcane practice of trepanning - this piece beckons viewers to peer into an era when unconventional practices collided with societal norms.

In the 1960s, trepanning had a resurgence, and became a means of getting ‘high’ – in the book ‘Bore Hole’, Joe Mellon talks about his practice of self-trepanation.  This artwork serves as a silent witness to the bold experimentation of that era, invoking a sense of curiosity and unease.

'Theatre Of The Grotesque No. 2 Borehole' is more than a mere visual spectacle; it is an exploration of the human psyche, a nod to the unconventional, and a testament to the resilience of the individual against societal expectations. 

FINALIST, Heallreaf 2, International Exhibition of Woven Tapestry (UK)

(Private collection, South Australia)

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