Haunted Toys

Haunted Toys

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This book constitutes an expression of experience, review a commentary. It constitutes a First Amendment Expression of Speech as well as religious expression and more written for the public benefit. INTRODUCTION How does the mind of a child perceive the world? A child's perception of the world is different from an adult's perception. And they say, that children are more psychic than adults. This is because children are more 'open' to their environments and less judgmental. I was born intuitive. And I grew up in a world where intuition was misunderstood. Growing up, places, people and things held enhanced sensations. In particular, I remember the fantastical feelings and sensations that toys evoked in me. The items that I chose to photograph for these photo-painting essays were toys that move my soul even today. These are items from childhood that remind me of feelings that I had as a child. All children have fears, of the unknown, of separation, of the darkness. I too remember that when I was a child, I attributed 'living characteristics' to certain toys. Somehow, through my imagination the toys came to life. And some of these toys weren't friendly. These photo-paintings mirror some the fears I beheld as a child. For these photo-painting essays I chose dolls, clowns, cats, and a rubber ducky. These are toys that I loved as a child and still fascinate me today. And I think, if pressed, I would find it hard to part with them. As an artist, I believe animism is possible. I believe that the universe is as yet uncharted and the possibilities of life are endless. Humans, for instance, live in the light and fear darkness. But it's possible there are other intelligent forms of life. And that some of these live in darkness. Children sense things differently. Perhaps, the possibilities of life are greater to them than for adults. And why not? I believe that energy can be inside things. And toys, for some reason, hold a unique interest to these energies. Could it be because they are uniquely attractive to children and hold their attention? What would happen if your favorite toy suddenly and unexpectedly began to change? What if it began to move? What if it moved its head, hand, or opened its eyes? What if it began to come to life? What if it became possessed? The thought of this possibility has most likely crossed everyone's mind. And these questions are the queries of this art series. This is a serious photo-painting essay art series. It's aim is to take the viewer in a journey into the mind. In this journey, it explores concepts of mind, memory, perception, and emotions. It also explores the unimaginable but wholly explainable concept of predatory behaviors by intelligent beings of other dimensions on human beings. In the end, I believe that we are never alone. Energy abounds around us. I believe that these photo-paintings came out of my deep unconscious. Because of this, in a way, this process of art is cathartic in nature. I hope you will experience something from looking at these. At the least, you might remember a toy or an experience you had in childhood.For these photo-painting essays I chose dolls, clowns, cats, and a rubber ducky. These are toys that I loved as a child and still fascinate me today. And I think, if pressed, I would find it hard to part with them.


Title:Haunted Toys
Author: Grace Divine
Publisher:CreateSpace - 2010-10-31
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