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An old favourite from 2009. Which reminds me that I have been experiencing a fresh desire to create new works for the Somnambulists seires, which I haven't contributed to for quite some time. I can see the image clearly in my mind: something reminiscent of Leonora Carrington, the old, dark German fairytales, worlds within worlds.....and spectral moths & butterflies, perhaps. Will keep you posted!
She is sleeping...sleeping in the air now...
I have missed exploring the worlds of my dreaming characters, their nocturnal travels (or perhaps even afternoon slumbers, which are often so potent for me). I was deeply inspired recently by the German puppet theatre scenes in AS Byatt's Children's Book. And the puppet master's garden.
I also long to create an image of a young girl who has stumbled upon a mysterious enclosure within the depths of a dark forest, where she encounters a house in the shape of a halved skull, split open down the middle (something akin to Hansel and Gretel's gingerbread house, only derelict, ancient, ominous)...and the girl, depicted with her back to the viewer, tentatively leans in to inspect the entrance of the 'skull'...and she may find, instead of a host of macabre horrors, a beautiful, new and fertile world within the skull, heaving with new life...flowers cheerily bursting through the cracks in bone, and perhaps those spectral butterflies cascading behind the cavities of its eyes...