Grown Up Fears



In a recent post I wrote about a therapeutic technique in which children are prompted to draw their deepest fears. By coincidence, this weekend the New York Times Magazine published an article about 8 artists who were asked to…draw their deepest fears. From the NYT:

“The editors asked eight artists to draw a monster that embodies their deepest or most irrational fear — a creature that belongs not to the monsters of history but to their private horrors.”

Insecurity, financial ruin, violence, disease, generalized anxiety, and, perhaps worst of all, the “monster inside” that you can never escape. These are the fears that haunt grown-ups, and they are depicted vividly in these too-realistic drawings. For a few pre-Halloween frights, click here to see the entire gallery.


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