A Daydream Imagined On A Canvas: It’s nearly always a series of thoughts, images, and emotions that occur during our sleep. Sometimes there are conceptions or images created by the imagination that have no objective reality when we are completely awake, it’s a daydream.
I love the word “chimera” as it relates to my sometimes daydreams, even though creative, they often are merely illusions that show up in the awakened hours. Occurring by day or in the middle of the night.
This painting for me is best described as Ocotillo. A thorny scarlet-flowered candlewood. When in bloom it looks like a series of torches. The genesis of this painting showed itself in a daydream. One of those deep within my imagination. The monochromatic tone reflects my history as a photographer that slaved in a dark room creating black and white prints. The yellowish and grayish background is a fading barren desert landscape.
The wonderful thing about an abstract painting; it can be voiced a million different ways. What is your interpretation of this work of art?
“A daydream is a setup for a night dream. When the two meet you have a tenable chimera.” Rod Jones Artist-Writer