ink pen on watercolor paper
30″ x 22″
“The concept of Boring Dreams is a narrative portraying a family who lives in a house with austere architecture, only to go to sleep by bedtime stories dealing with the mundane life of the father.
The contrast in terms of content is portrayed by the room in the foreground, and then the stock-exchange looking room that accompanies all types of business men seen through the large bedroom window. If the stories told to the children are boring, and oppose the general lifestyle they live, they could find the story as “whimsical” as we would find their own lifestyle.”
“This piece has so much going on and it’s absolutely incredible. You pay so much attention to details and I love the subtle touches of textual information we receive, like in the ends of the rug or the room’s walls.The figures are all so mysterious and I think you’re playing around with exaggerating shape and proportion and their bodies really well.
I’d like to see you even push that even more and kind of exaggerate it even in a greater amount. One area I would love to see you explore more is also lighting. I’m really drawn to the chandelier in the image and wonder what would happen if you focus on that being a primary light source within the scene. I think this could really add a wonderful layer of directing to your piece, pushing an overall feeling, a way an eye begins their journey through your work.
However, the greatest thing about this piece I think is that I can spend so much time with it and yet I find myself constantly discovering something new, which is such a wonderful accomplishment on your end.”