The Alchemy of Dreams (2015)
The Alchemy of Dreams is a visual playground where the psyche meets itself and works through the ephemera of everyday life, from the traumatic to the stunning to the mundane.
Swiss psychotherapist Carl Jung thought of dreams as the primary medium for the conscious and unconscious-minds to meet and reconcile. In this meeting, the two sides of our nature clash, adapt, and eventually coexist as an integrated whole without either side being diminished. For Jung, this process was the ultimate way to heal trauma, understand the meaning of your existence, and grow as a human being.
Dreams present an opaque but vibrant guide to our inner lives, but they also contain the flotsam and jetsam of the brain’s nightly scrubbing of millions of sensory details from your day. In that deep clean, we are trying to tell ourselves something. Listening is a process in turns exhilarating, terrifying, humorous, and essential.
The Barrel Factory, Buffalo, NY (2016)
HiTemp Fabrication (2015)
Acrylic, charcoal, and ink on canvas