Dream Image – Breathing Tube

The image below is my best recollection of some of the imagery in my dream the other day. I kept pulling and pulling this tube out of me. It had structure like a human trachea; the distal ends reminded me of celery stalks with curling ends. These coils were the alveoli that allow air to […]

Dream Image – Bumpy Hills

In one part of my dream last night, the landscape was dominated by very large, mounds. They reminded me of overturned ceramic tea strainer inserts, but in place of holes there were bumps. The surface had a matt, metallic finish, like raku. I climbed  atop one, and then I noticed huge military tanks getting ready […]

Pre-Dream Image

Today I experimented with layers of color. I began with splotches of the primary colors on pre-wetted paper. After it dried I overlaid the same colors again. I repeated this several times until a central form developed. The final image could be the eye of a colorful storm or a very close up view of […]

Last Night’s Dream Image

I am grateful that I dream in vivid images.  It is difficult to transcribe the most simple images from my mind to paper. Since my dreams are immersive (that is, I feel that I am within a three-dimensional space), I must choose which part of my dream environment to portray. A photographer does the same […]

Traction

Now and then I have trouble getting started.  Usually I have a theme that I examine from every angle, one painting or drawing after another. These days, however, I am having trouble getting traction. Below is the image crept into my sleep, about my predicament.