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Unbalanced Dreams (2013).

Collage’s Unbalanced Dreams

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While dreaming them, we often believe our dreams are real. We live them, wander through them, and spend days or months in them. When we wake, our dreams vanish like smoke. We shake our heads, smile sheepishly or regretfully at our dream memories, and move on into the real day.

Sometimes we speak of our dreams as real. Sometimes we imagine that our waking lives are dreams, and that what we have called dreams are our real lives. Sometimes we long for the vanished reality of dreams and feel enslaved by all else.

What do we mean when we say that our dreams are real? Are they real in every way? Do they have color and sound? Do they have texture? Do they allow themselves to be smelled and tasted?

Do our dreams have weight? If so, do they have balance as well? And how do our dreams balance when weighed in the scales against our waking lives?

(All artwork, descriptions, & other text created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.)

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stevebethere October 22, 2013, 10:45 am

Now I like this one it’s kind of eerie 🙂

Have a tanfastic week 😉

Eric Edelman October 22, 2013, 10:53 am

Thanks much, Steve! Glad you like it; it is kind of Halloween-ish. Have a fancy-tasmic week! 😉

Daryl October 23, 2013, 5:06 am

love the touch of color on the cheeks

Eric Edelman October 25, 2013, 1:47 am

Thanks, Daryl. I can’t take credit for that, because the tintype I scanned for this piece was already colored slightly, on the cheeks and at the woman’s throat, as if she had on a gold brooch. It’s possible that the photographer who made the tintype also did the coloring.

Joyce October 23, 2013, 6:08 pm

Cool art.
I’m getting an error message with your link.

Eric Edelman October 25, 2013, 1:44 am

Thanks, Joyce! Sorry for the error message; please let me know what it says, and I’ll work on correcting the problem.

Tomas Karkalas December 18, 2013, 3:29 am

The “Unbalanced dreams” is the perfect title to your image. Your words repeat the visual thoughts and challenge. My last post who comes in disguise as the fine arts has the same “message” (the question) in essence.

Eric Edelman December 18, 2013, 7:27 pm

Thanks, Tomas. I appreciate your kind comment. I’m glad that the words had that effect for you. Sometimes, it seems like the message that art sends is question after question, in answer to the questions we ask.

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