As a disabled person without an initially visible disability, Pearl Findlay’s current body of work explores the theme of the ‘disabled gaze’. Throughout her practice, by-products of disability such as discomfort and insomnia become apparent and lead into more complex areas that confront the differences between disabled people and ‘the able’.
In ‘Breakout’, Pearl uses herself as a ‘prop’ in an enclosed domestic environment in contrast with descriptive landscapes; to demonstrate the frustrating relationship disabled people can have with both confinement and freedom.
Findlay attempts to make a point by highlighting and raising awareness about this issue. The ultimate aim of her work is to question our society's perspective and attitude towards disabled people, to challenge common stereotypes.