TINY NIGHTMARES, 2021

sculpey, wood, paper, acrylic paint, human/animal/fake hair, cotton/ fabric and pins

Tiny Nightmares is a creepy and whimsical exploration of vivid night dreams and personal terrors. 

 

I have dreams so vivid that I remember every detail of the dream including how it felt, sounded and smelt.  Sometimes, when I wake, I am confused as to where/when I am. Some of my dreams have been the MOST fun-- (I have woken myself regularly laughing because I wrote the world’s funniest joke and I was telling everyone).  And some of my dreams are so intensely terrifying-- (once a large pack of feral cats attacked and shredded me open but in the end, I was tasked with murdering them by hand. One. By. One). 

In an attempt to meet and make peace with my disturbing images, I created an exhibition of artifacts and characters from the Side Show of my dreams: 

Tiny Nightmares.

If you would like to purchase a tiny nightmare, please email me at

newton.emily@gmail.com

'Nice to meet you'

'Nice to meet you'

55.00 usd In my dream I was meeting the landlord of a house I was applying to live in. When I arrived the property was wild with dogs and trash. The lady in charge had cut off her penis and was wearing a diaper to stop the bleeding. The animals were following her around and sniffing her concealed wound.

'Tuesdays'

'Tuesdays'

55.00 usd Trying to get a precise straight-line cut and accidentally cutting off a finger.

'I'm unstoppable'

'I'm unstoppable'

50.00 usd Some maybe scared of being naked in public. What about the terror of craping ones self in public. What about being stuck in a public toilet for an hour for fear of fecal explosion?

'The great face escape'

'The great face escape'

50.00 usd In my dream I was being chased by a man through a building. I escaped out the back of the building but in the alley way I came face to face with the man. He stood there as a large face began to appear out of his abdomen; tearing through his flesh and innards. As his body fell away only the new large face, arms and legs remained.

'All Ears'

'All Ears'

50.00 usd The need to make, the need to keep working, the need to want more.

'Armor'

'Armor'

50.00 usd This silver metal sweater was the most pleasing, socially soothing and fashion forward garment I have ever worn (in my dreams).

'While I was sleeping'

'While I was sleeping'

50.00 usd In my dream I didn't know that I was pregnant. All of a sudden I gave birth and had a baby to take care of. I forgot about the baby and it died. I discovered it under the sheets, cold and blue. I refused to accept that I had neglected the baby and killed it so I kept nursing it at my breast, believing I could bring it back to life if I tried hard enough.

'It's whats inside that counts'

'It's whats inside that counts'

50.00 usd Just your standard 'being held hostage in a shared-housed' type of dream. I discovered a large gold nugget and hid it in a pile of dirt in a shopping bag. I tried to convince my captives to let me go about my business and that there was only dirt in the bag.

'Brunch'

'Brunch'

50.00 usd Do you want your eggs with or without hair?

'Adulthood'

'Adulthood'

50.00 usd Jelly donuts, sugar addiction and herniated disks.