Dream Totem

Through smoky vagueness, I wanted to realistically portray a dream I’d experienced. A photo-collage base allowed me to throw together that surreal haze of imagery so common for dreams, with ink and gouache hatching applied to raise areas of detail and importance. For this concept, the most important was a feeling of unease and a strikingly out-of-place totem pole in a sleepy suburban backyard. 11″ * 17″, collage, micron and gouache, 2019.

Process work is shown below.