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MATERIALS USED

Photographic print on Ilford Smooth Galerie Pearl 290gsm

DESCRIPTION

I am deeply inspired by philosophy and metaphysical concepts and phenomena. Through my work, I am seeking to access and reveal various states of consciousness, particularly the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep (Hypnagogia).

The mental phenomena that occur during this ‘in between’ phase include lucid thought, lucid dreaming, hallucinations, and sleep paralysis. My own experience of sleep paralysis during adulthood has driven my artistic curiosity to explore the ‘why and how’ of this state.

Bright lights and colour dominate my hallucinations and now heavily influence my work. I have discovered that documenting the often confronting sights and feelings of my experience through my art has been hugely cathartic.

TAGS

nude, conceptual, dream, supernatural, philosophy, dark, lights, outside, night, landscape, sleep