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As an artist I crave the sweet moments when I am working and I am able to slip beneath my own conscious control.
While making art, I seek to lose awareness of the outside world and of myself. I am free when working from within, untethered to expectation and thought, even if what comes to the surface is the worst experience of my life.
It would be disingenuous of me to deny the obvious references in this series. Never far below the surface is the trauma I endured as a teenager. I suffered a drug induced paralysis and rape at the hands of a sadist. The nightmare no longer demands my constant care, but I do respect its voice when it rises.
This series of self portraits examines vulnerability through the guise of disembodiment. The images are disturbing. I hope they serve as more than just a personal release. May these images give tangible form to all those needing it.
- Brian David Dennis, 2022