Dreams and Nightmares
Dreams and fears are modes of the human imagination that exist in all people. Fantasies are sometimes developed in order to escape real life restraints and at other times only to create entertaining and pleasing illusions. Likewise, Fears may be a response to a previous situation that was thought to cause harm or make us vulnerable to a predator.
I often find myself daydreaming and fantasizing about a world beyond realistic perception. Over time I have observed that this practice is a defense mechanism, a way of coping with the situations I want to escape. Sometimes this is often an illusion and spawns from my anxieties.
Within my series I construct alternate experiences unrestricted by the frames of reality. This work is presented in pairs consisting of a fantasy and its corresponding nightmare. This series looks at themes of death, failure, beauty, and rejection.