In these artworks I sought to give voice to the imagery and narration of dreams which overlays everyday reality, and how their imagery and narration dealt primarily with emotions stirred from that reality. Listening to my dreams I understood the emotional healing that happens when asleep. These are my dreams.
The works in 'Sea To Me' are emotions that got hard to bare as drown in tides that rose, I was lost at sea trying to find my way back to shore. These drawings are of emotions that took my breath away.
On the left of the book is a blow by blow narrative of a car accident with an uninsured driver and the everyday dealings that ensued trying to recover damages. It was a reality that came and slipped in unnecessarily with a reality that had already been cast. On the right overlaying narrations of dreams and layers of writings.
The art critic Tony Godrey wrote of this piece " This is an extraordinary piece of work. It is one of the best attempts to provide an equivalent to different levels of experience - verbal and visual, confessional, anecdotal and speculative - I have read."
These works draw upon the fleeting moment experienced on waking from sleep when the overlaying of dreams and reality are remembered with clarity then they are gone. The 18 etchings overlaid on each other come together to form 9 pages of a book. The alizarin crimson etchings are printed on nearly transparent Japanese silk tissue paper, silk gives strength and material softness to the pages enough for them to be printed upon carefully, the pages themselves held in the hand feel light and fragile and a mere breath does blow them away.
Two etchings placed upon each other come together to form their own image.
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