When I was young, I wanted to invent a machine to convert dreams into images that can be displayed for others to view. My fascination with the way my daily experiences transform each night in dreams has continuously fueled my inspiration. The different combinations of people, situations, and feelings that we experience in life are all recorded and stored for later use. In dreams, our minds sift through the infinite number of memories to bend and mold them into a patchwork of mutated thoughts and images. These mutations are what I am interested in. In our unconscious states our minds replay visions and feelings resurrected from the depths of the darkest corners, which we attempt to avoid. The dark corners is where the important content resides. My goal is to hold on to these fleeting moments and I do that by painting them. My wish is not to portray an exact replica of a dream for the viewer to fully comprehend, but rather create an environment that is familiar, though mutated. It is my hope that these subtle alterations in a seemingly normal world will conjure feelings that cannot be explained and eventually become a part of someone else’s dreams.
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