Dream Stand-in Series: Gwen Lester’s Dreamscape, 2014
Dimensions: 28.5 W x 33″L
The background is fabric I painted with dye and the photo is of my father’s paternal cousin Gwen Lester at about 4 years old. In this series I take the individual out of the family photo and place them in scenery where they would never imagine. The series is “Dream Stand-ins” because I do not dream, or at least I do not remember my dreams. The art ‘stands-in’ for the dreams I would like to have.
The photo is printed in black and white on habotai sheer silk. The yellow in Gwen’s coat is a piece of yellow silk behind the photo. You can click on the title to see the companion piece, Sammy Lester’s Dreamscape. You can also see the original photo here