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'Like a Monkey'

'Like a Monkey'


Whilst getting an ECG test, I was likened to a monkey by the NHS nurse of whom was carrying out the procedure. As one would expect, I was taken aback.

In response to this notion of subtle or not so subtle prejudice; I seek to take ownership of an insulted that I have experienced on multiple occasions as a young ethnic male. By assuming the animalistic pose of a monkey holding a banana, which also acts as motif of masculinity with the clear phallic symbolism, I attempt to use humorous rhetoric to display my experience.


Fineliner pen on texts from Sierra Leone. 

910 X 610 mm


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