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by Christine Griffin

For a bit now, I’ve been collecting interesting words, and ruminating upon how to depict them visually, without being perfectly literal.

This is ‘Oneirodynia’. Disturbed sleep, inflamed imagination, replete with discomfited dreams. And let’s call it: spider mums are just fun to draw. SO MANY PETALS.

Created with graphite and a bit of ink on Stonehenge paper, I first washed the page with a glaze of iridescent watercolor, so the whole drawing has a most delicate sheen. The gold is also iridescent watercolor, but applied thickly. I tore the paper for deckled edges, and floated it into a simple frosted gold frame, under plexiglass. It can be hung by the gold chain, or sat on a table with its own stand.

Image size: 5” x 5”, framed to 6.5” x 6.5”

Oneirodynia: 6.5" height | 6.5" width | graphite | watercolor | gold | urban fantasy | light horror

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Christine is a fine artist and illustrator who enjoys creating quietly weird images, flavored by mystery, goth-folk and mid-western myth. Raised in West Virginia and currently living in central Ohio, she gravitates toward genre subjects—modern fantasy, speculative fiction and light horror—especially those familiar monsters that live under, and sometimes in, our own beds.

Although having earned a master's degree in painting from George Washington University in our Nation's capital, Christine is currently exploring all the ways to manipulate graphite and dry media over thin washes of iridescent watercolor. Gotta get those fingers dirty. The interplay between humanity, nature and power is a beloved motif, and she never tires of drawing clouds or strange eyes. She shows in galleries throughout the mid-west and on-line, and as an illustrator, also works digitally on book covers and interior graphics.

Her life is shared with one husband, three sons, and a punk-ass cat.