Theatre Of The Grotesque No. 3: Obey


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?