Monsters Under the Beds

Like most kids I had a slew of irrational fears. Growing up, one of my biggest fears was the monster beneath my bed. In order to fall asleep I had to be safely nestled in the middle of my mattress so nothing was able to reach up and snatch me. I tend to create dark images because I love debunking the fears that I have. If I’m able to recreate the situation I’m afraid of I can see all of the parts that go into making it scary. Once I see the effort that goes into it, it becomes more of a logical process and my fear is gone. While I’m not afraid of the monster beneath my bed anymore, creating this image was eerily nostalgic for me. It also made me realize that in order for a monster to fit under my bed it would have to be insanely small.

Here’s some behind the scenes insight…