Width: 31cmHeight: 43cm
From the artist:
This hand embroidered textile piece was inspired by the legend of the cyclops, Polyphemus. Growing up, the TV was often referred to as 'The one eyed Monster', and it interested me how TV is often used as a form of escape, often watched in darkened rooms, warm and comforting, perhaps like Polyphemus's cave? On the other hand, TV can also be used as a form of social conditioning and to convey messages that are perhaps not so useful to us a human beings, literally, our lives pass by in front of the blink of that eye. The captives in Polyphemus's cave hid themselves under his sheep to escape the cave, but perhaps in our bid to escape, we ourselves become the sheep.