My Dreams Gallery shows what happens when two or more disparate, yet common, objects are fused together into a unified piece. Each photo art image is the progeny of very unusual couplings. To me, surrealism seems to be as close as we can come to describing the world of dreams; these pieces reflect my own personal ideas on the subject.
I think the image Dreams best exemplifies this approach. Though there’s no conscious logic to the piece, if I allow myself to see it through a dream context it all makes perfect sense. The central part of the image, an unmade bed, opens the door to a very personal reflection. Sleep seems to me to have a great sense of floating and the hawk can be reminiscent of a myriad of subconscious symbols. The image carries a good deal of familiarity while at the same time juxtaposing objects in a very illogical way. It’s unnerving at the same time that it comforts. That’s dreamland to me.
© image/afterimage: richard barker