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Country: United Kingdom
City: Grantham
Industry: Fine Art
Professional Title: Artist

- About -

My work brings together interrogations concerning identity, our personal and collective unconscious, and delves into the symbolism, messages and representation of dreams. People of ancient cultures were great believers in dreams and their powers. They were convinced that dreams were oracles, messages of gods or demons; and depending on their culture they had different rituals facilitating insightful dreams. Unfortunately this knowledge has gradually lost its importance during the development of mankind.
Dream appreciation and interpretation gained back some of its importance through the writings of S. Freud and C. G. Jung, and through the works of the surrealists in arts. I believe that dream representation can take us back to that lost ancient knowledge of mankind, make the human unconscious accessible; showing us what we do not know, what we do not notice. Dreams can help us to gain better insight into problems, offer new and creative solutions, and lead to a new way of thinking. During sleeping our brain has access to both the personal and the collective unconscious. This inner world of ours, where a higher intelligence resides, can be a source of imaginative wisdom and understanding. Looking for the latent content of dreams, interpreting the messages of this symbolic language gives us the opportunity to find the meaning of life, to make full use of our potential. Learning about mythology, folk tales and customs can take us closer to the understanding of the symbolic language of dreams. My modern-age ritual begins in the state of lucid dreaming. I use the capability of the unconscious to create snapshots related to a given topic or problem, and then consciously pick up on them. Interpreting these oneiric images with the help of a Jungian analyst makes it possible to choose the ones that are worth investigating and portraying.