Alma, a little girl, skips through the snow covered streets of a small town. Her attention is caught by a strange doll in an antique toy shop window. Fascinated, Alma decides to enter.
-The Backwater Gospel-
As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day, the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die.
A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death.
Addicted to drugs and living on the streets in denial, Vincent ends up in an abandoned house, where a dark and twisted entity forces him to face his suppressed past.
A strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life.
Thank you Raisehell on imgur http://imgur.com/gallery/2nfeQ
From the artist’s blog: “This is the second of my book sculptures for my final-year project. It uses a visual metaphor to convey the emotions of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and embodies my research by visualising an expression used by a sufferer of OCD. The expression was ‘plagued by doubt’, because the person repetitively sought reassurance and kept checking things.
I wanted to convey this idea by making a plague of insects. I decided on moths because I wanted to suggest that the book has been hidden and left, and the moths have eaten away at the pages of the book. This shows that if you don’t seek treatment for OCD, it can become both physically and mentally damaging.
Also, typography was used to show the idea that these moths have made a nest within the book – representative of the fact that OCD is usually with a person for life. It lives within and is not noticed until the book is opened, releasing the moths and solving the problem to demonstrate that with proper help, OCD can be treated.”
The name of the installation is “Desert Breath’ and it was created by the D.A.S.T. Arteam in 1997.
Additional pictures http://www.danaestratou.com/projects/exterior/desert-breathThe making of :