Artist Petra Švajgner has created a series of GIFS that aim to illustrate what it is like to have a sleep disorder, according to Bustle.
Petra Švajgner is one such hero. Petra is an artist who makes artfully-crafted GIFs, and in this particular series, called “parasomnias,” she illustrates what it’s like to have a sleeping disorder, or experience varying states of consciousness and unconsciousness. She claims that she chose five unusual but interesting phenomena associated with sleeping and took it to the small screen to digitize what so many people experience in the quiet of their own homes. Her work was done in collaboration with Maja Poljanc, whose illustrations were involved in the creation of the gifs. As she says, they are “products of imagination and involuntary actions of individuals who find themselves in these weird situations that they are usually not aware of.”
The project was done for her photography class. Petra is a first year graphic design student at the Academy of fine arts and design in Ljubljana. (She is pursuing her Master’s degree.) Check out a few of the illustrations below, and keep your eyes keen: there are such tiny and intricate movements within the images, it can sometimes be hard to see the whole picture unless you look closely enough (meta, huh?).