The Dream, 2020
Series of eleven watercolours each with cut-outs of a single vintage photograph. Size 10 x 10 cm.
A vintage photograph is cut and pasted on a watercolour in a completely different composition than the original photograph. As in a dream where one recognizes the various parts but does not quite know how they were connected to one another. Did the photographs perhaps never show the real world ? Did they perhaps just capture our hopes and wishes ?
The series the Dream is illustrated with a poem by Marco Nijmeijer (the Netherlands)
Climbing down along morning curtains
Your thoughts escaping … jumping
The floor will catch them, toss them back
… into your head
and there they’ll land
From heaven’s hand
Through the bottom of your mind
Who’s tilting the horizon now?
the original photographs