A Series of Uncanny Fears: Mirrors

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

A Series of Uncanny Fears: Mirrors, by Amy Crook

A Series of Uncanny Fears: Mirrors, by Amy Crook

I’ve had a note to start this series on my whiteboard for ages, but I finally sat down and worked on this first installment. A Series of Uncanny Fears will visually explore those things that we, as adults, know we shouldn’t be afraid of. It’s an echo of being a kid, feeling a shiver despite our grown-up logic.

Mirrors have been thoroughly demystified by science and yet hold a certain creepy fascination, especially in the dark. Fiction explores mirror worlds, mirror traps, things lurking behind mirrors or traveling through them, impressions left on them or even messages written.

In my bathroom I have a blue canary in the outlet by the light switch to watch over me (no, really!), but I still sometimes turn the lights on properly at 3am when it’s dark and creepy, because of reasons. Mirror reasons.

How about you, what’s your uncanny fear?

A Series of Uncanny Fears: Mirrors, 5″x7″ pen & ink on paper.

A Series of Uncanny Fears: Mirrors, detail, by Amy Crook

A Series of Uncanny Fears: Mirrors, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see that I did go out of my way to make the mirror extra creepy with a skull motif as well as the built-in candleholders. Below, you can see the piece in a frame, with my quill pen and ink bottle for ambiance.

A Series of Uncanny Fears: Mirrors, framed art by Amy Crook

A Series of Uncanny Fears: Mirrors, framed art by Amy Crook

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4 Responses to “A Series of Uncanny Fears: Mirrors”

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  1. JoVE says:

    YAY, a pop culture reference I actually got. (Thanks for the earworm. It’s a good one.) And I love your blue canary night light.

  2. Amy says:

    Hee, thank you! It’s from ThinkGeek, of course.

  3. ahs says:

    This is fantastic! Beautifully done.

  4. Amy says:

    Thank you! ♥