Self Portrait As Dream by Mark Sheeky

G219A Self Portrait As Dream
Oil on panel
Apr to Jun 2010, Size 208x401 mm

Detail from Self Portrait As Dream by Mark Sheeky

About this painting
Developed in tandem with Self Portrait As Dreamer, my primary inspiration for this was to paint a portrait. The meaning is different here as shapes in the brown "sky" evolved automatically as I painted them. The picture is about the dream of something lost, a bird flown.

Inside the dream world the sleeper is now gaseous. A solitary lighthouse is present, but the mind is too, shining out and lighting a new unconscious horizon. Cracked shapes cover the upper area, memories of the bird visible in the distant sky.

Self Portrait As Dream
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