Creep(er)

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Creep(er) embroidery on rubber 2017

This piece was largely inspired by 3 influences namely: Minecraft, Andy Warhol and Radiohead.

Minecraft is a computer game and my children play it a lot. Apart from Zombies and Skeletons, one can also encounter a ‘Creeper’, and they normally explode.ย  A Creeper can easily be recognised by its tall vertical structure, green and pixelated skin.

Since these creepers are my favourite, and that I can relate to their need to explode, I decided to embroider a self-portrait wearing a ‘creeper’ jacket, but instead of holding dynamite or some sort of explosive, I decided to embroider an Andy Warhol inspired-penis.

and then of course the lyrics of Radiohead was playing in my mind while I did this embroidery:

“Creep”

When you were here before,
Couldn’t look you in the eye,
You’re just like an angel,
Your skin makes me cry,
You float like a feather,
In a beautiful world,
I wish I was special,
You’re so fucking special.
[Chorus:]
But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo,
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here.I don’t care if it hurts,
I want to have control,
I want a perfect body,I want a perfect soul,
I want you to notice,
When I’m not around,
You’re so fucking special,
I wish I was special.

[Chorus:]
But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo,
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here.

Oh, oh

She’s running out again,
She’s running out…
She run run run run…
Run…

Whatever makes you happy,
Whatever you want,
You’re so fucking special,
I wish I was special…
But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo,
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here,
I don’t belong here.

“Creep(er)” is one of 3 pieces that will be part of the group exhibition “Stitched” which opens tonight at Paradigm Gallery. x

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