The Nightmares Dreams are Made Of
In a mild case, anxiety is like nervousness before an important test. In a severe case, it feels like waiting to be executed. In both cases, art has been my salvation.
This sketchbook, The Nightmares Dreams are Made of is the product of that salvation. This project is an attempt to capture uncomfortable moments not with words, but with a flurry of pen strokes that eventually coalesce to form an image. None of these drawings were planned; each is a thought captured when my anxiety was high. The title of each piece was the time that moment occurred.
Simply, this is what anxiety looks like to me.