'Theatre Of The Grotesque No. 1' by Michelle Driver
2018, hand woven tapestry (wool, cotton, linen) - 40cm x 41cm (15.7" x 16.1")
Once upon a time, science was regarded as a weapon of magic and viewed with suspicion by a largely Christian society. 'Theatre Of The Grotesque' looks to explore the sinister reverence that cutting-edge technology was regarded with in centuries gone by.
This series has been based on vintage medical and botanical illustrations, and intends to convey the strange and beautiful in unexpected ways.