A Waking Dream
Giclée on museum quality German Etching paper.
One of my favorite philosophical questions to ponder is: “How can I tell if the reality I’m seeing is real?” Or as Descartes described it, "How do we know we're awake in real life, or just living in a dream?"
As an artist, this is a question that I often allude to in my work, particularly in regards to the authority society gives photographs over what is perceive as "real." A Waking Dream directly draws its inspiration from this relationship between photography and our perceptions of reality.
When I look at A Waking Dream, it makes me wonder if I’m one of the guys watching the dreamer inside his dream. Or if I myself am the dreamer, being watched by all these other assholes while I sleep.
This work is available in the following sizes:
(HxW): 11” x 14” inches
edition of 15
(HxW): 19” x 30” inches
edition of 10
(HxW): 30” x 50 3/16” inches
edition of 5
This image is also available via Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston.