Caffeine Nation
Caffeine Nation

Oil on canvas

6ftx4ft

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Apnia
Apnia

The piece explores the endless reasoning behind sleep deprivation. Being kept awake at night from overriding subconscious thoughts onto the unconscious self happens to everyone at some point in their lives. This piece is about questioning the stability of life decisions, as well as the recovery of the subconscious.

The grid starts from the left and moves to the right, depicting a chart of the acts of sleep, to be read like a book. To begin a night with simple patterns and numerical orders is often a way for the mind to be cleared of sleep-distracting thoughts. One might not relate with or comprehend any of the number sequences, letters or equations. This incomprehensibility directly correlates to the idea of remembering and forgetting dreams, even going as far as to question the existence of the dream itself. There is an economy within the subconscious that is abstract and unexplainable. The fact that images can be produced in the mind, and can be visible on cue from memories of the previous nights sleep is a miraculous human ability. When drawing out dreams, it is clear that the network of strange images and concepts overlap with day-to-day activities. From drawing out every memorable dream beginning with the first day of the quarter, the abstract nature of the dreams became more eminent.

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Hands and Chairs Oh My
Hands and Chairs Oh My

pencil on paper

12x18

Nighttime debris
Nighttime debris

pencil, charcoal, pen on paper

 

12x18

Dreamscape Debris
Dreamscape Debris

pencil, charcoal on paper 

 

12x18

Her.
Her.
Cameron.
Cameron.
Uncommon
Uncommon
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Caffeine Nation
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Apnia
11029905_10155892772180287_3299589420458609844_n.jpg
Hands and Chairs Oh My
Nighttime debris
Dreamscape Debris
Her.
Cameron.
Uncommon
10626516_714136228680895_7924833301456423649_n.jpg
551352_414101988684322_87846046_n.jpg
21693_414102368684284_1537838201_n.jpg
11796386_10155892771900287_50964581891842083_n.jpg
11760162_10155892771910287_6934582486381081524_n.jpg
69609_414102355350952_1003206278_n-1.jpg
Caffeine Nation

Oil on canvas

6ftx4ft

Apnia

The piece explores the endless reasoning behind sleep deprivation. Being kept awake at night from overriding subconscious thoughts onto the unconscious self happens to everyone at some point in their lives. This piece is about questioning the stability of life decisions, as well as the recovery of the subconscious.

The grid starts from the left and moves to the right, depicting a chart of the acts of sleep, to be read like a book. To begin a night with simple patterns and numerical orders is often a way for the mind to be cleared of sleep-distracting thoughts. One might not relate with or comprehend any of the number sequences, letters or equations. This incomprehensibility directly correlates to the idea of remembering and forgetting dreams, even going as far as to question the existence of the dream itself. There is an economy within the subconscious that is abstract and unexplainable. The fact that images can be produced in the mind, and can be visible on cue from memories of the previous nights sleep is a miraculous human ability. When drawing out dreams, it is clear that the network of strange images and concepts overlap with day-to-day activities. From drawing out every memorable dream beginning with the first day of the quarter, the abstract nature of the dreams became more eminent.

Hands and Chairs Oh My

pencil on paper

12x18

Nighttime debris

pencil, charcoal, pen on paper

 

12x18

Dreamscape Debris

pencil, charcoal on paper 

 

12x18

Her.
Cameron.
Uncommon
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