Insomnia

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Jennifer Reason

This, although it doesn't fit in to standard fantasy, fits here still, I believe. This is my favourite work that I've done and I'm very proud of it. It was an assignment as part of a study on Salvador Dali that I did in my drawing and painting class last year. The assignment was to do a brief study on the work of Dali and to come up with our own surrealistic composition based on his work and the three objects we drew out of a hat. My objects were floor, bowl, and glass. I thought for a long time how to incorporate these things and decided I wanted to have them mean something to me as well as relate to eachother. At that point and time, I was suffering a terrible bout of insomnia, and sleep was all I could think of. The desert is the desperate, hopeless feeling that lack of sleep gets you after a while. The window itself is sleep, and the green landscape beyond is the peace sleep will bring you. The pouring floor is meant to represent the difficulty laying the path to sleep. The bed is, obviously, the bed. The blood on the floor and pillow and dripping from the window represent the frustration of the whole ordeal. (Acrylic on paper, original dimensions 24x36 inches.)


Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy



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