Nightmares Become Reality
Pencil on 180 gsm cartridge paper
Size 29.7 x 42cm
As an artist, I believe art can be a powerful social commentary and reflection tool. In my latest drawing, I sought to explore the themes of fear, violence, and the intersection of our personal nightmares with the harsh realities of our world.
The drawing depicts Freddy Kreuger and Jason Morhees, two iconic horror villains engaged in an epic battle that symbolises the clash between our personal demons and the real-world evils that we face. This battle was faced when we were fighting COVID-19, which seemed like a nightmare come true, and the murder of George Floyd, which sparked the BLM protests in reality.
In the background of the image, we see people fighting in the streets in protest against both factors, highlighting the impact these events have had on society and the need for change. This element serves as a reminder that we cannot simply hide from the horrors of the world; we must confront them head-on and fight for a better future.
Overall, my intention with this drawing is to encourage viewers to reflect on our world's complex and often frightening realities and the need for us to come together to create positive change. While the battle between Freddy Kreuger and Jason Morhees may seem fantastical, it represents the very real struggles we face daily. I hope this image will serve as a call to action for viewers, urging them to stand against injustice and work towards a brighter future for all.