Weird Avenue: Creepy Art
News From the Spirit World is still a young and inexperienced websites as far as web life and growth go, but we have quickly learned that there is a subculture for anything scary and creepy that goes hand in hand with the paranormal.
With that in mind, I just figured I’d give space to some of those who love the paranormal but do things in other fields, usually with a frighting or disturbing tie in.
One such venture is Weird Avenue, a collection of artwork drawn by Christopher Marsh, who sells his wares at this website.
Seeing Christopher post his unique pen and ink drawings on his Facebook page made me curious about the whys and the hows of what Christopher was doing behind the Weird Avenue name.
Why does your artwork alway draw from the darker, more macabre side of things?
“I’ve always been fascinated with the mysterious and unusual aspects of life, ghosts, madness, murder all those uniquely human aspects of society that most people try to ignore.
A lot of my artwork represents the scary, and sometimes depressing underworld that’s lurking just beneath the calm, ordinary surface.”
You said ghosts, so paranormal events are included in this?
“I would say dreams and the paranormal have always had a big influence on me. That vision we have of another potential world when we’re asleep of how things might be, or should be.
The idea that maybe some poor souls are left here to wander the Earth because of unfinished business.That their might be a supernatural element to our world that we’re not aware of but occasionally see or feel when we wander into an unknown or foreboding place.
These mysteries have always fascinated me and have had a major impact on my artwork.”
The style of your drawings also seems to be disorientating and from odd angles as well…
“It’s always been important to me to use my imagination and to go with my feelings when I draw, which is why I purposely make things look a little distorted and off kilter.
Pictures are always more interesting when they’re a little off and don’t follow any boring art school structure.”
(Via Anarchy Alley)