unique handwoven tapestry based on creepy medical illustration with text 'conform' under image, gothic, dark tapestry, dark art
unique handwoven tapestry based on creepy medical illustration with text 'conform' under image, gothic, dark tapestry, dark art
back of handwoven tapestry, showing batten for mounting
Threefold Designs

'Theatre Of The Grotesque No. 3: Obey'

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Original artwork by Michelle Driver, 2019 - READY TO HANG!

Hand woven tapestry (wool, cotton, linen, x-ray film)

::  FINALIST, Kate Derum Award, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne

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?

MEASUREMENTS:
:: 30cm w x 30cm h (11.8" x 11.8")

SHIPPING
:: Shipped within 1 business day via Sendle (courier) within Australia, or Australia Post for international orders

 

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