Seymour Art Gallery

Thy Creature



This project responds to Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein. The creature at the heart of this story is an object of both fascination and revulsion. Like all monsters, he exists outside of normative standards and in doing so represents our most fearful selves.

The drawings are based on Boris Karloff’s performance of the monster, within James Whales’ Frankenstein films from the 1930s. Karloff's iconic representation has come to stand for the very idea of a monster.

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