'Transmission' by Stephanie Kyriacou.
“The aim of my work was to procreate surrealism, encompassing modern practices and mixing them with the traditional. In the middle of last year, I was struck with a severe panic/anxiety disorder, leaving me agoraphobic for a long and distressful eight weeks. I believed the idea of ‘distortion’ and ‘warped’ worked well with the irrationalities and falsifications that anxiety leaves you with. I’ve expressed my warped mind within my subjects; based upon the alternate reality I had been living and feelings of derealisation and depersonalisation. I wanted to act upon human sympathy and emotions - leaving the viewer either sympathetic or shocked, two feelings an anxiety sufferer does not want an observer to feel. My subjects do not want you to look at them in their state, but you are anyway.”