Description 'All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.' ~Elias CanettiComposed in Photoshop with layers altered individually through filters, such as Fractalius, Norton, Topaz, blending modes, and Mystical Lighting. Sleeping woman image has had distortion filters applied to create a lifting appearance from the main figure. Two other images were layered in, all adjusted as well in various filtering modes. Textures were also added in on various layers, adjustments made to them as well.Original images are purchased, copyright free stock.Textures courtesy of EnchantedgalThis image is an expression of a phenomena I experience while in the sleep state, known as 'Sleep Paralysis'Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move. More formally, it is a transition state between wakefulness and rest characterized by complete muscle atonia (muscle weakness). It can occur at sleep onset or upon awakening, and it is often associated with terrifying visions (e.g. an intruder in the room), to which one is unable to react due to paralysis. It is believed a result of disrupted REM sleep, which is normally characterized by complete muscle atonia that prevents individuals from acting out their dreams. Sleep paralysis has been linked to disorders such as narcolepsy, migraines, anxiety disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea; however, it can also occur in isolation. When linked to another disorder, sleep paralysis commonly occurs in association with the neuromuscular disorder narcolepsy.
Pamela Phelps, Greenfield Park Member Since March 2013 Artist Statement Welcome to Pine Singer Images
Pamela is a "Keeper of Days Gone By". Through her photographic artworks she lends style and ambiance of historical landmarks and notable places in and around the Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange county areas of New York, USA.
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