STRESS IS A MONSTER THAT EATS ME ALIVE | Darryl Sinclair

"STRESS IS A MONSTER THAT EATS ME ALIVE" exhibition by Alum Darryl Sinclair uses traditional media to illustrate a caricature representing navigating thoughts and feelings.

Artist Statement

I am a multi-disciplinary artist who works two-dimensionally with pen and pencil and three-dimensionally with fabric. Through both mediums my practice focuses closely on mental illness and navigating my relationship with myself. While I use both mediums explore similar topics, I employ each media to explore them differently.

Through traditional media I typically illustrate a caricature of myself who will navigate my thoughts and feelings. I often use oddity and humour to broach topics that are mundane or serious to make them palatable, relatable, and easily digestible for myself and others. With my fibre art I find myself creating objects of play; stuffed animals with interactive elements that are fun to engage with and that connect me to my childhood. Oddity finds its way into my tactile work as well, manifesting as flapping mouths, nipples, or pockets to store serious thoughts and feelings.

Saturday, May 1, 2021 to Sunday, July 4, 2021
Light Box Studio - Arts Commons