The Dream, 2020

Series of nine 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