Study of Grotesque - Creators in reverse: Khoj Residency 2016’

If by adding 2 more arms to a human we invoke the feeling of Grotesque, Then there must be a point where Grotesque becomes the new normal. David Lynch explores in detail in his film "Elephant man". There were main clues to this ephemeral human condition of identifying with the Grotesque. 

Why is the elephant man grotesque? Why are the hindu gods not?