October 26, 2011
“Whether it’s games, alcohol, painted figurines, film continuity, or conversations where we’re convinced someone doesn’t like us because of something we said, nerds obsess. We zealously deconstruct. We have that very active internal monologue. I think many of the things we undertake are, in part, attempts to drown out that monologue. We are hyper-self-aware. We have difficulty ‘chilling out.’ We tend to suffer from depression and anxiety. Sometimes it can get really bad. If you’ve never had a panic attack, for example, I’ll describe it thusly: Imagine being fucked in the heart. In most of these cases, barring severe chemical imbalances, the raw material here is obsession, and with practice obsession is harnessable for good.”
- Chris Hardwick
October 8, 2011
I found this while doing some research for my portfolio. The full gallery can be seen here. It’s kind of unusual but painstakingly creative at the same time. More of Mark Weaver’s work can be found on his personal site.