Day 7 The Stories Behind the Pictures – Poured like Dreams between Silence

Poured like Dreams between Silence - Drypoint print by Shana James $720 unframed
Poured like Dreams between Silence – Drypoint print by Shana James $720 unframed

A dream is like an alternate reality. The rules are different to the waking world. A story, a wisdom,a fantastic place. The Jungian idea of dreams containing unconscious wisdom is embodied in this work. In this dream, Alice dreams the rabbit whose cup is magically filled. Dreams provide a kind of nourishment to waking life. When I was a child I spent much of my primary school day dreaming, it was my favourite place to be. Now as a parent I can see how frustrating I would have been. This dreamy place is the place of creativity, however it is not recognised  by our society and is cetainly not encouraged.
This is a quote by Dr Ric Spencer, from a previous essay about my Alice images.
“Understanding Alice pits the dreamlike nature of the world against the reality of life being a very real set of circumstances.”
This drypoint print 55 x 76cm is $720 unframed,  is currently exhibited  at Heathcote Gallery Applecross (Perth WA) as part of the Seven Printmakers Respond to Place exhibition until the 3rd July 2016.
If you are outside of Perth email me for direct sales. shanajames@iinet.net.au
See the video for the exhibition here: I am the last artist shown.

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