A Glimpse Into the Memories of Dreamland
My dreams prove to be difficult to remember in their entireties, as are most. Often fleeting and non-linear anomalies, these aspects of life have perplexed me since childhood. The fractured, elusive memories of dream environments are what I am recreating in this project. Loosely associated, sometimes in both content and form, the environments overlap one another, blurring the lines in between one scene and the next, and one dream to the next. To show that loosely associated fluidity of dreams, I juxtapose images over one another, and add objects into scenes that may not seem to belong. These methods also show the surrealistic narrative that dreams very often present.
I am using my own dreams as inspiration to connect the viewer to me as an artist and to help myself venture into my own psyche. In addition, it also relates the viewer to my work as a human being sharing these strange, unexplained happenings that we all experience.
The images are edited in a way to give them an aged, faded, and blurred appearance so that they may show the nature of dream memories that are difficult to discern and access in the recesses of our minds. They are edited in Photoshop, and to ‘document’ these dreams, I titled each a “Dream #” to suggest they are my personal research into my dreams and are being documented with each occurrence. The prints are in varying hues and tones to convey the different moods and further the surrealistic feeling present in dreams. They are then printed on 11 x 14” Canson Rag Photographique.