“Dream Magic” explores how, in dreams, the dreamer sheds their daytime persona to enter a place of myth, magic & metaphor where the impossible is possible. In the book I play with placement of text and image to give the illusion of movement and to emphasize how dream space, time & logic follow different rules from a person’s daytime experiences.
Like a set of small jewels, the book unfolds from its closed state into four staggered shadowboxes that contain scenes of a dreamer immersed in dream images. The base of the book’s support structure doubles as a small accordion book which, by pulling the tab, unspools onto another dreamscape with three poems that speak to iconic dream imagery.
Photos by Kat Gower