March 30th, 2008

Dreams as Artistic Nirvana

According to the philosophy of the book Learning by Heart by Corita Kent (which will soon be republished! get it when it comes out, it’s great!), art is making connections and articulating them in ways previously unexplored or impossible.

So then, when we dream we are practicing this process, uninhibited. Dreams are “a condensation of images and ideas that share certain characteristics – not obviously connected”.

I like this idea very much and I think it’s very true. We dream up some very creative scenarios, so creative that they sound silly when scrutinised by our waking minds, but when we are asleep they are logical progressions from the seed ideas and emotions that begin the dream.


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