When I was in year eleven (a few years ago now!) our unit of study for art class was Surrealism.
I immediately liked this style of art as it has a great deal of mystery involved in discovering the 'hidden meaning' of the artworks created.
Our art teacher also set the medium as being chalk pastels. Anyone who is a pastel artist can appreciate just how beautiful they are to work with. The pastels in the high school art room weren't the best quality; they were very hard and quite scratchy, but they're the ones I had to use way back then! I prefer Rembrandt as they are so much smoother and softer.
My piece is called "Essence Of A Dream". All the separate elements represent all of the things that a person can dream about.
|The cats eye is a representation of dreaming about animals of any and all kinds.|
The clowns eye is a symbol of happiness and laughter.
|The cliffs represent dreaming of struggles, challenges and hardships in life.|
|The two roses on either side of the face are images that mean romance,|
love and relationships in our dreams.
|Choices and directions in life can be the subject of our dreams at times too, |
this is what the stairs represent.
|The night sky shows the obvious time of day that |
most dreams take place -
|The world as the bowl of the hat is an illustration of two things;|
the first being travel and countries,
the second being all the world's different nationalities that share the
process of dreaming.
|The scorpion represents all of our fears and horrors that manifest|
themselves in our dreams as nightmares.
|My beautiful husband payed for this piece to be professionally framed a few years|
ago as a Christmas gift ... His support of my creativity means so much to me!
|The finished artwork. I never thought I would have it framed!|
Have a great week creating beautiful things!