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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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