Caving In to Disturbed Beauty is a work attempting to explore, create, and separate my own psychological space from the physical world. This transformation is made through applying a drawn, almost psychological, understanding of space to a photographic one, using shadows and directing light to create the illusion of a three dimensional world on a two dimensional wall. Through these spaces I want to elicit feelings of the Uncanny, placing the viewer in a position of uncertainty, fascination, horror, and guilt. This Bizarre emotion becomes a framework for viewing the entirety of the work, the viewer existing as an intrusive element in a space that is both alluring and detestable.
The element of intrusion and guilt, introduces a victimization of the spaces, relating to the inherent fragility of a world made with light and paper. This vulnerability thus relates the images back to their core as simplified fragments of a dreamscape, an innermost nightmare the viewer is witnessing. The work, creating a space that connects a visceral experience of something horrifying in its fragility, an idea that’s quite disturbingly beautiful.