Refering back to the ideas I’ve had through this project of adding words in some way as a means to communicate to the viewer, I have done some tester’s on how I could present these words in my work. I have also taken some quotes from my sources, the mental disorder sufferers, which I think will help me convey their paranoia and fear. I will find more as I go on.
Painted in black acrylic using two different brushes. Then third is done with waxy crayon.
‘I’m being watched.’
‘Monsters don’t sleep under your bed, they sleep in your head.’
‘I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there’s no relief in waking.’ – Mockingjay, Hunger Games #3
‘I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.’ – Frida Kahlo
‘Your nightmares follow you like a shadow, forever.’ -Aleksander Hemon, The Lazarus Project
‘Sometimes the monsters are real.’
‘I saw eyes, red eyes. Waking up in a hot flush, I look up at the red eyes.’