The Dream Gates (2014, 2015)
The Dream Gates represents the border between the conscious mind and dreams, as you lie in bed thinking about your pending tasks or worries, the opacity of sleep washes your mind clean, sorting the data from your day into a translucent, shimmering clarity.
The gate is constructed of thousands of scales, each cut, folded, and taped in place to create a phasing effect between a collection of to-do lists growing more pale and translucent, until they fade into restful blankness. The gate is impenetrable, in that what lies on the other side us invisible to the physical body. Much like digital reality, dreams can only be experienced in the imaginative mind, for a time phenomenologically untethered from the body.
The dream gates are your invitation to journey from the mundane world into a dream-state. A web of soothing darkness draws you in, but the daily press of to-do lists and current events keeps sleep at bay. If you can get beyond these distractions, a deepening cave offers comfort and rest, and beyond that, an alien ecosystem awaits your exploration.
Ephemera, yupo, paper, and polymer