In the past year or so, I have had a lot of younger people visit me at my shows and talk to me about Slender Man. I never quite understood what they were talking about because the stories varied so greatly. This last month, a friend of mine (Justin Webb), has been interning with Aradani at our show in Ohio. He also brought up Slender Man and pointed me to do some research on the web about him since my art reminds Justin of the Slender Man. The origin story of Slender Man is very interesting, as it is a myth that has been born in such a small time frame. The imagery of an elongated man has been around for a long time, as it is quite nightmarish. I feel like things like this live on the edge of consciousness and sleep, right before sleep over takes you and your thoughts seems to stretch out and become surreal.
So this is my first attempt at capturing Slender Man in image, hope everyone enjoys it!