This weekend in between jobs I had a series of fantastic, otherworldly dreams that all ended up in my artwork. I’m still quite busy until February but thank you all for the kind messages and well wishes through social media. So many of you friends are my little beacons of hope, much like this surreal piece represented in my strange dreams.
This animation is the visual representation of a fascinating nightmare had long ago. The lights did not frighten me. I only refer to it as a nightmare due to the people in it that were chasing me. The lights showed up at the right time, allowing me to escape.
In my early twenties, I once experienced a strange nightmare like none other. I was in some gorgeous desert land where the sun seemed to create glitter in the sand. In some places there, the sand even appeared gold.
Although this dwelling’s beauty masked something sinister. There was an underground area that housed human-eating sand serpents. Their origin was apparently something ancient according to locals in the dream. I have no idea why I was there but was always fascinated by the scenery. That place has inspired many of my artworks to this day.
Long ago there was a nightmare I wrote about in a personal journal. There was a long list of settings that I later divided up and used as separate stories/sketches. One of the areas was a dense and fairly dead burned forest. When my eyes inspected the brush that had been trying to thrive among the ash-ridden trees an almost toxic mist formed.
The mist moved and took on shape. The contents—almost seeming to sting my skin. Who knows what it was or why it was there? This piece is yet another from that particular nightmare that will be added to my gallery along with the others. It has inspired countless works, both written and art-driven throughout my career.