About the Book
During sleep the body and mind repairs itself in order to thrive. It is a time for restoration where essential truths are revealed in the realm of dreams, engaging with all the senses.
In dreams, perception of time and space defies scientific laws. There are no rules in these surreal vistas, only an invitation to explore, untethered, and learn the true nature of our fears and desires.
Throughout history a reverence for the power and meaning of dreams has shaped civilisations. They provide us with a potent awareness of ourselves and our bearing in the world.
How Shall I Get Elephants to Stay is an account of my own vivid dreams, illustrated and embodied by my photographs, paintings and sculptures. The title itself comes from a vivid dream which showed me writing this book. It is my testimony to the beauty, wonder and mystery of the inner and outer natural worlds.
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
- Publish Date Jun 25, 2016
- Language English
- Tags oil paint, european eagle owl, barn owl, lucid dream, water scorpion, pencil, clay, kestrel, elephant, dream, photography, painting, drawing, mara, lemur, donkey, horse, pelican, landscapes, water, graffiti, kite
Gaynor's inspiration manifests itself in a variety of artistic media. Exploring the mind's subconscious imagery she succeeds in "keeping the possible impossibility of dreams" ever near allowing her to capture the fleeting moments between imagination and perception. The realisation of these moments often demands more than one expression with the kernel of an idea feeding into a painting, music or a photograph. The audio visual aspects of these works can be viewed at: http://www.vimeo.com/gaynorperry "I love the way your figures seem to appear out of nowhere. They emerge like our deepest fears and most intense longings from the evocative backgrounds of abstraction. These mythological figures remind me of archetypes and Freudian thought. Each of your works are compelling and provoke us to encounter our subconscious in a direct manner." Abraham Lubelski, Publisher, NY Arts Magazine