People who experience psychological abuse feel scared not just of the perpetrator but also of expressing their feelings and sharing their experiences. The sense of insecurity can be overwhelming. What I imagined it as is entering a dark forest on your own, not knowing what is ahead of you but still having hope that the darkness and fear cannot last forever and that there is a better life out there but you have to get through the bad times first. Also it could be that you feel like the abuse is like living in a dark scary forest when you have to try and find your way out.
I have made a small forest using decoration moss and modelling clay. I have placed it in the cardboard box and made a little hole in the back to shine the light through. Once again I will be using photography to capture the atmosphere. This reminded me of when I was doing my animation and making miniature scenes in the cardboard box. I almost forgot how much I have actually enjoyed doing it. I love miniatures so that was a pleasure to make.
I wanted to play with the light and how that could be looked at is that there is always a hope, that you have to go through pain to break through and find the positive outcome.
I have taken over a hundred pictures with different settings and here just some of the outcomes.
I have only edited one image as I think this was came out the best out of all.
You can see that the forest looks intimidating, scary and doesn’t give you sense of security.