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Emily-Kate Byrne

Marian Catholic College

Artwork title
The nightmare series
HSC year
2009
ARTEXPRESS year
2010
Expressive form
Painting
Artist’s statement

The nightmare series reflects a dialogue between dream demons and the state of reality. These monsters possess features that have become symbols of terror that I find in existence and that haunt the subconscious state, however I have chosen to work on cardboard to express the impermanence of these dreams and illusions. As a psychological study, this series of paintings is a portrait of fear that explores aspects of the human psyche. Through this work, I have opened a literal Pandora’s Box, allowing these demons to escape.