Working on the trust section for the Big Book of Bullshit I aimed to explore the many and varying aspects of trust. How do we trust or mistrust others. What brings about doubt, Is it a gut instinct, a particular occurrence or even perhaps a coincidence?
I wanted to focus on our internal struggles with trust. Overthinking, overanalysing, and doubting ourselves. Sometimes the smallest thing can keep me awake at night and I think we’ve all been there; it’s something everyone can relate to. That nagging feeling that something is not quite right and there is no escape from it.
This piece attempts to visually represent that feeling by engulfing the whole spread, blocking any exit, all encompassing and overpowering. Originally I had set the text simply in solid black but felt there was some depth lacking. After numerous attempts to find the right texture it occurred to me that the answer was more obvious than a subtle grain or grunge effect and a brick wall texture would literally serve to demonstrate there was no way out. An internal wall of doubt we close in on ourselves.
Sometimes you cannot escape your own thoughts.
WInstanley. L (2016) No Way Out of The Mind