Series: Trypophobia

‎Trypophobia is an aversion to the sight of regular and irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps. It is not officially recognized as a mental disorder, but may be diagnosed as a specific phobia if excessive fear and distress occur. People may express disgust and feel nauseous and panic at the sight of a trypophobic image.

For example, the head of a lotus seed pod or the body of a strawberry could trigger discomfort in someone with this phobia. The causation is unknown but may be related to subconscious fears about biological matter or venomous creatures.

This ongoing series is an exploration into the possibilities of making an image which is both aesthetically pleasing yet stimulates physical revulsion.