Shut Up, Shut Out, Shut Off

SHUT UP, SHUT OUT, SHUT OFF (2019)

Graphite on paper, 3.5 x 4.5 inches

Shut Up, Shut Out, Shut Off is a series consisting of 27 miniature drawings. This project continues to explore my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder through a more holistic visual experience of one nighttime ritual. I continue to look at my conflicting relationship with domestic space, from varying perspectives, in relation to the transitional action of turning off the lights. Here I begin to focus on the repetition that is so characteristic of OCD, through repeated scale, action and medium. Each image is carefully rendered, as I meditate on the space, ritual and the resulting mental fatigue. Once again, I have worked with this event in a fractured way, combining these small, intimate moments to create one overwhelming whole that is reminiscent of my psychological experience.