"Dreams are wonderful things, but how often do we forget our dream worlds as soon as we wake up? How much time do we spend trying to remember little snippets of them? Trying to piece them together during our waking hours? Trying to make sense of them?
What if we could write down all of our dreams, using art and photography to illustrate the brilliant, sad, and just plain bizarre aspects of our subconscious? This is exactly what artist Gaynor Perry has done in this remarkable new book.
How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay gives you the chance to get inside the mind of an artist, allowing you to see their innermost thoughts through words, photographs and pieces of artwork.
Using this range of artistic media, the author puts her dreams on display for all to see and ponder, giving you a fascinating insight into her world. Both thought-provoking and evocative, these images and words help to recreate the surreal and ethereal realm of dreams in the mind of the reader.
A lone suitcase stuck in a desolate stream, the beautiful eye of a horse, a silhouette looking out to sea… these images are at once alluring and melancholy, imitating the atmosphere of our other-worldly subconscious creations.
What are the meanings behind these dreams? Will you see any of your own dreams mirrored in this book? And what would your book be like if you were to record the subliminal messages from your own mind?
Whether you’re fascinated by dreams or a fan of modern art and photography, How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay will delight and enchant, captivating your imagination and stimulating your subconscious. Delving into the world of dreams has never been so beautiful."
Jessica Grace Coleman, Author
Gaynor's inspiration manifests itself in a variety of artistic media. Exploring the mind's subconscious imagery she succeeds in "keeping the possible impossibility of dreams" ever near allowing her to capture the fleeting moments between imagination and perception. The realisation of these moments often demands more than one expression with the kernel of an idea feeding into a painting, a tune or a photograph. The video and musical aspects of these works can be viewed at: http://www.vimeo.com/gaynorperry "I love the way your figures seem to appear out of nowhere. They emerge like our deepest fears and most intense longings from the evocative backgrounds of abstraction. These mythological figures remind me of archetypes and Freudian thought. Each of your works are compelling and provoke us to encounter our subconscious in a direct manner." Abraham Lubelski, Publisher, NY Arts Magazine
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