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'Theatre Of The Grotesque No. 3:  Obey'


2019, hand woven tapestry (wool, cotton, linen, x-ray film)
30cm w x 30cm h (11.8" x 11.8")

For sale HERE
 

For ‘Theatre Of The Grotesque No. 3: Obey’ I have utilised vintage medical illustrations to explore issues of conformity and societal expectations. 
 
We view 'barbaric' practices of the past with horror, but we are living in a grotesque world of our own. Those who live outside the norm are vilified. This piece is part of a series that represents my life as a misfit, and asks the viewer to challenge their preconceived ideas about what is ‘normal’. 
 
I use the traditionally conservative medium of hand woven tapestry to invite quiet contemplation while evoking a sense of creeping unease. 
 
Why conform to society’s standards and expectations? 
 
What will happen if you speak your truth? 

FINALIST, Kate Derum Award, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne
 

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