Nightmares By Kate Clark

I’ve been walking through this forest for some time now. I came here after I left work. I shut my oyster off, placed my paperwork in my squid and got on the elevator. It brought me down to the forest, and now I’m walking home. It seems like it’s taking a lot longer than usual. I begin to worry that it may be taking too long. If I’m not home in time for dinner, the terrorists will kill my girlfriend. This cannot happen. I begin to run, but it’s no use. I must have taken a wrong turn somewhere. I frantically look around, trying to regain my bearings. To my left, I hear a noise. Whipping around, I notice that the brush is rustling. Suddenly, a nyala with a man’s face emerges from the brush. We stand there for a moment, staring at each other. Or maybe we stare at each other for a long time, I’m not sure. I am sure, though, that we stare at each other. Then the man-nyala slowly opens its mouth and in a deep, lugubrious voice says, “The mother’s milk is poisoned by the quiche.” Then it begins to scream. And then I wake up.

8 Responses to “Nightmares By Kate Clark”

  1. Scott Says:

    That’s great!

    I think somebody’s been playing Endless Forest from Entropy8Zuper:

    …or maybe just tapping the same well of the great unconscious mind.

  2. Mer Says:


  3. Dhoa Renee Says:

    She’s fantastic. I got to see her work in the Pretty Tough exhibition at the Aldrich a few weeks ago.
    Lived up to its name.

  4. Allie Says:

    I too saw some of these pieces at the Aldrich in gold old CT recently. I kind of like them, if I try really hard to put them in a Narnia-like setting, and not a Pan’s Labyrinth-like setting…. key being trying really hard not to slip into the dark… eesh.

  5. alumiere Says:

    Thank you. These are wicked and twisted in a good way.

  6. LexAckson Says:

    Hahaha. Yes. Sweet dreams.


  7. JoAsakura Says:

    these simultaneously fire all of my creative nerves and terrify the shit out of me.

    Brilliant ^.^;;;;

  8. ting Says:

    I spent the entire weekend trying to remember what these reminded me of, and finally I remembered!

    These look eerily like the Shishigami forest spirit from Princess Mononoke ( So cool