Monday, 27 September 2010
So here we have the penultimate image in the series. This picks up on the article reference to 'fantastic' dreams that people often have, here surfing the ultimate wave. This whole project has been a joy from start to finish!
A snippet from the text by Henry Sutton...
"The thing about dreams, as someone who quite often has them, is that half the time, upon waking, I/you can really only remember fragments, and these are usually pretty ludicrous. And if anything is clear, then invariably it doesn’t really make any sense. Or at least it’s so implausible it’s laughable. I have dreamed, over the years, that I’ve played right back for Manchester United, that Bill Clinton’s come for dinner, and I’ve survived a plane crash. I’ve also surfed impossibly large waves, run the country, and had a relationship with the wife of a very well known celebrity."
Monday, 20 September 2010
So here we have the next image in the series. Published today in the T2 section. I thought this article discussed an interesting concept, an extract lifted directly from the text by Tim Butcher...
The best explanation of dreams I have ever heard was what a wise religious studies teacher told me as a schoolboy.
``The brain is like a filing cabinet,’’ he said during a discussion on apparitions.
``Sometimes the drawers get so clogged with ideas and images that they begin to stick. A dream is your brain’s way of clearing out some room. At night it takes a memory from the bottom drawer, a few thoughts from the middle drawer and a whole series from the top and out they come, all higgledy-piggeldy.’’
Monday, 13 September 2010
Here's the fifth in the series. Image explores the idea of keeping a 'dream journal' to expand / record the nightly conversation between the conscious and sub-conscious minds. Loved working on this particular illustration. Published today in the Times T2 section.
Monday, 6 September 2010
Here we have image 4 in the series and probably my fav so far. Really enjoyed this one and good to render / play with an image scene without figures / characters present. Article explores a dream the author had when looking down from the gallery inside a church to see writing on the floor change into a compass shaped star. Published today in the T2 section of The Times.
Thursday, 2 September 2010
So here we have number 3 in the Times Dreams & Nightmares series. This was based on a nightmare the writer had as a teenager..... To quote " Wondering what the place of dreams and nightmares were in convent life, where there was so little "real world" to plait itself into their dreaming. It covers ecstasy (dream/subconscious/ waking?) and ends with a poignant quote from a nun about how dreaming is where they go to live."