It’s Hardly Noticeable


John William Keedy’s work, ‘It’s Hardly Noticeable’, explores the world of a character who navigates living with an unspecified anxiety-based mental illness. Negotiating situations constructed to highlight the impacts and implications of his differences on his thoughts and behaviors, he raises the question of normalcy.

Through carefully constructed tableaus and metaphorical still lifes, the series reveals the relationship between reality and perception, and at the same time highlights issues of pathology while questioning stereotypes of normalcy. Through these images Keedy questions the legitimacy of applying the term normal in a societal context by prompting a reconsideration of what, if anything, is normal, or at least what is perceived and labeled as such. ‘Is it possible for a society to have a commonly held idea of what is normal, when few individuals in that society actually meet the criteria for normalcy?’

All images © John William Keedy | Via: Beautiful/Decay

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