Derailing My Train of Thought

I come from a family of artists. My mother has pieced and quilts for as long as I can remember. My grandmother painted and my sister is a talented crafter. I’ve done cross stitch and carving wood before settling on writing. Unusual things people make have called to me since I was a kid, and it makes my day still to find something unique.

The other day a friend sent me the link to a Scottish artist. Holy cats, I spent way too much time looking at the artwork of Thomas Wightman. The first piece I saw was Derailing My Train Of Thought.

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This just blew me away.

His series of sculptures convey personal emotion through symbolic form. He’s researched the thoughts and feelings of those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) because he says, “I want to create a voice for the sufferers [of OCD] and the emotions felt by them.”

Drowning from Obsession shows a paper boat, sinking in a spiral of obsession.

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Plagued by Doubt features a swarm of typography insects, eating away at the book just as OCD can eat away at a person who does not seek treatment.

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Here’s a link to his website in case you’d like to see more of his work. http://www.thomaswightman.co.uk/126932/1384764/work/book-sculpture-derailing-my-train-of-thought

What is the most interesting art you’ve seen lately?