A scary image; a crowd of purple and some texture.
A very interesting proposition this one! I decided to think about things that used to scare me when I was younger in order to find some inspiration. Most of these I now 'don't fear' simply because with age comes tolerance, acceptance and the fear of being ridiculed if you let people know what scares you! My family will understand why I haven't used anything to do with spiders - I'm STILL scared stiff of them even though I know I shouldn't be!
So what used to scare me? Usually images, anything with a dark, mysterious appearance, clowns, church yards, crows, bats and Nuns! Nothing to do with real Nuns I assure you. I once saw an old 1947 day time film called 'The Black Narcissus'. I don't really remember the story very well but it involved some Nuns and what happened to them when they went off to live somewhere. My lasting memory is of a clip showing the eyes of one of the 'nuns'as she manically rang a bell (an actress I now realise!) and I couldn't watch any more of the film. It took years for me to accept that it was only a film and that not all Nuns were scary - how strange are the fears of childhood?
I chose to work with an image of Whitby Abbey (which is amazing - if you haven't been, go!); a bird, some barbed wire, a female image which could be a nun and a winged creature similar to a bat. No clown? Mmm, I'm still not very keen on them I'm afraid!
Here's the tag I came up:
|The finished tag. I do think it's scary so perhaps it's 'do' fear not 'don't ' fear?!|
|The eyes were coloured with a white pen and the pupils were made with a small dot of acrylic paint. The eyes really are odd in the original image! I find this element the most unsettling I think - what do you think?|