Sigmund Freud believed that “Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.” The images that the brain creates while asleep consist of people we have never met, places we have never been, and experiences we have never had. Each piece illustrates a dream that I have had. Using mixed media, I want to explore the seemingly random dreams that our minds illustrates while we are asleep and what deeper message our subconscious is trying to convey through those images.
These pieces are all inverse wood panels with transparent paper, collage, acrylic paint, and a LOT of modge podge. Contact for pricing!
I chose mixed media collage to depict my own dreams. The use of color, mixed patterns, and the variety of materials most accurately represents the chaos, disorder, and craze that fills our dreams. Often, while asleep, dreaming can feel like we are watching TV or movie, the plastic transparencies nailed into the inside-out wood canvas of my pieces represents the glass of the TV screen to further emphasize this surreal feeling. The string sewed into the transparency surrounds the dreamer, specifically his/her/it’s head to emphasize that the wild imagery is just a product of one’s imagination. The pictures found online and from magazines connected by the hand drawn pen and ink illustrations collaborate the personal experiences and surrealism that dreams consist of. Through my whimsical, mixed-media pieces, I use the imagery of dreams to encourage the viewer to question the deeper, metaphorical meaning that the subconscious is trying to deliver through seemingly random images.