Tom Dalley

Miscellaneous Mind

Painting

My artwork explores the mind, specifically very unusual and somewhat exotic conditions of the mind and human consciousness that both interest and scare me, likely many others as well.

Whilst highlighting the significance of the mind and its intricacies my body of work focuses on mental conditions rarely seen in everyday life. These include Paranoia, Schizophrenia and Cotards Syndrome. These conditions affect the way one perceives reality causing those afflicted to believe that they are being watched or are in danger, hear voices and hallucinate, or to believe that they themselves are dead or without a soul. These conditions are extremely unusual, peaking my fascination with how creepy and exotic they are, thus giving inspiration and life to my artworks.