Carlie Martece‘s debut novel ‘Toxic Nursery’ is now available to download as an e-book from Amazon, priced at £2.99.
In her novel, Martece finally tells the twisted story behind her artwork in a sardonic yet poetic style.
Fans have long been asking the author to explain the influences behind her unusual dreamscapes and conceptual photographs, many of which have the lyrical, narrative quality of a dark fairytale. She comments: “Because what the world really needs is another tragic tale. The kind of pity-me anecdote you read in women’s magazines while you sit in doctors’ reception rooms waiting for someone to help you.'”
The text examines facets of a fractured personality, and will be particularly intriguing to anyone with an interest in mental illness and psychiatry. It also covers issues concerning gender, sexuality and class with frequently acidic social commentary. “It’s all incredibly tragic. Like death. Like poverty. Like losing your favourite kitten, in a junkyard, on acid, at Christmas.”
Carlie Martece is a visual artist based in the North of England and has successfully exhibited her work in several cities as well as selling prints of her beautifully dark artwork at various alternative markets.
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Carlie Martece Image credit: underyourskinphoto.co.uk