Scary Places, Illustrated
Paper dioramas of bottomless pits, oversized structures and all manner of natural and unnatural scary places.
Do you find deep-water caves, drains in lakes and ridiculously deep swimming pools a little...scary?
I know I do. But I'm also strangely compelled to confront these fears by lurking in online groups devoted to phobias of such things. Think submerged objects, oversized structures and, of course, the ocean.
The photos shared in these groups enthralled and frightened me to the point that I felt compelled to draw them. To fully immerse myself in my fears, I decided to make them 3D. I cut and pasted each drawn layer onto foam core and placed the resulting diorama into a cardboard frame.
Photographs of these dioramas span the pages of this book. To complete the experience, I paired each photo with a detailed and well-researched description of each place. I hope you "enjoy" these places as much as I did in making them.
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