Artist’s Talk: Thursday, August 30, 7:00 pm
Dreams after Insomnia
The dreams one has after a period of insomnia are often strange and vivid. Yet just to have a dream—any dream at all—in this state, can be a wondrous relief. In a similar way, an artist who has experienced a time of not making art finds her new work unfamiliar and unexpected.
This is the first work I’ve created in my new studio. Over the past year and a half, I set aside art making in order to renovate a 1928 brick building in downtown Vancouver, Washington and convert it to my home and studio.
These new pieces live somewhere between the realm of paintings and reliefs. And each holds for me the kind of vague memory that a dream leaves upon my awakening. They represent the relief one feels to have overcome insomnia and the return, not just to dreaming, but to art making.