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The Inspiration of Collage Dreams

In dreams begins responsibility. –W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) Irish poet

Where do dreams come from? Are they divine gifts? If they are, do they place the dreamer under an obligation to make use of them?

Inspiration of a Dreamer (2013). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

Inspiration of a Dreamer (2013). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

Dreams—those supremely intangible collages of time, place, and action—may have inspired the first material collage.  Dreamers have long sought to retain and reflect upon their dreams, and have used them as points of departure for creation. Images or written accounts of dreams preserve them from the changes wrought by memory. Perhaps this is the responsibility spoken of by the poet: having once saved a dream from oblivion, one remains forever responsible for its existence.

(All artwork, descriptions, translations, & other text [except for quotations] created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.)

 

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  • self sagacity February 5, 2013, 7:49 pm

    The images are always interesting on retrocollage. smiles.

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    • Eric Edelman February 5, 2013, 8:06 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words! :D

      Reply
  • Joyce February 5, 2013, 7:58 pm Reply
  • Judy Haughton-James February 5, 2013, 8:03 pm

    Dreams are very special! Wonderful collage. Thanks for hosting and Happy WW!

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    • Eric Edelman February 5, 2013, 8:08 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind comment Judy-it’s always a pleasure to host you. Happy WW!

      Reply
  • Gwen February 5, 2013, 8:37 pm

    Awesome art…so pretty.

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    • Eric Edelman February 5, 2013, 9:39 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Gwen!

      Reply
  • Gwen February 5, 2013, 8:38 pm

    Beautiful art…

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  • OneDay/LadyJC February 5, 2013, 8:46 pm

    This one is fabulous, especially the awesome neon trees in the background. Very cool!

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    • Eric Edelman February 5, 2013, 10:23 pm

      Thanks very much for your kind words!

      Reply
  • Danielle Royalegacy February 5, 2013, 9:14 pm

    Interesting. I do believe she has quite an imagination!

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  • Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails February 5, 2013, 9:33 pm

    now that is a girl with a real expanded imagination! thanks for the linky, too.

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    • Eric Edelman February 5, 2013, 9:38 pm

      Thanks very much, Faythe! (You’re even more on target than you know, because the “hat” she’s wearing is a form of old-fashioned fireworks called “Pharaoh’s Serpent,” which expanded into a looping, snake-like solid when set on fire.) Have a great WW!

      Reply
  • Alissa Apel February 5, 2013, 10:07 pm

    It’s very surreal.

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  • AVCr8teur February 5, 2013, 11:33 pm

    Thanks for hosting this weekly link.
    Veterans Memorial

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  • Rebecca February 6, 2013, 3:37 am

    i really loved it! :) wow! such a nice collage.

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here and here.

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  • Daryl February 6, 2013, 7:52 am

    dreams … i love getting into bed and snuggling down under the covers .. dreaming is often like reading a good book ..

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    • Eric Edelman February 6, 2013, 8:10 am

      Yes it is, Daryl. (These days, it’s often the only book I have time for.) Thanks for your thoughtful comment!

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  • Gattina February 6, 2013, 9:20 am

    Very pretty !

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  • Julie Maloney (@Momspective) February 6, 2013, 2:03 pm

    Your choices always impress me :)

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    • Eric Edelman February 7, 2013, 1:02 am

      Thanks very much for your kind words, Julie!

      Reply

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