Friday, 8 February 2013

Major Project: Book Sculpture "Plagued by Doubt"


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.





















7 comments:

  1. This is amazing!! What you do is so clever!
    I've featured you in my latest Weekly Wonders post.
    http://charlottemusha.com/weekly-wonders-7/

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  2. Fantastic! One of the most beautiful and expressive I've ever seen! Very beautiful!

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  3. You are incredible talented. Thanks for sharing.
    Stay inspired!

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  4. I'm very impressed, and wonder if you'd mind me sharing one or two of these pictures on my Facebook page please? https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTimAtkinson

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    1. thanks everyone for the nice comments
      Tim, Ofcourse you can share some of the pictures on facebook if you could maybe credit my site with the post that would be great.
      Glad you enjoyed the work.
      Thomas
      thomaswightman.co.uk
      behance.net/thomaswightman

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  5. Stunning work! Beautifully intricate, very impressive!

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  6. Hello,

    my name is Ana, I'm producer of a brazilian magazine, Brasileiros. http://www.revistabrasileiros.com.br/

    For the next edition the editor of literatura want some divulgation photos of your work to illustrate a page, could you send me some images?

    please contact me: ana@brasileiros.com.br

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