Don’t Drift Away

Don’t Drift Away

Originally, this image was created as part of the 20 part series ‘The Conception and Sensation of Time,’ based of of my personal nightmares, whose statement reads: Charles Baudelaire, the 19th century French Poet once said, “We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and sensation of Time.” Time is vastly important in our daily lives. Our lifetimes are only so long, and within this already relatively short time-span, we have even shorter deadlines in which we are to grow, mature, and complete certain tasks.
Time is daunting- it chases us every moment. I am overly aware of this. I get stressed very easily and this stress leaks into my dreams. Here, in this photographic series, I illustrate some of these dreams. Each image is mysterious, dark and daunting, as is time.
I utilize miniature settings to blur the line between fantasy and reality- for every individual’s reality varies from the next. This blur creates mystery and deception, as does time.

This image was later re-purposed for the 3 part series ‘Underwater,’ which includes the images ‘Coral,’ and ‘Fish’.

Materiasl: ho scale figure, polymer clay, stone, food coloring, glass bowl, water
Medium: Archival Inkjet Print on Lustre Photographic Paper