©Carson Zullinger

Dream Meditations, 2013-2020

This portfolio of images spanning seven years shows a snapshot of work that I have produced in the studio, location, and underwater. While not a complete selection of work during this period; it also does not include images created during four sojourns to Zoefest, a retreat organized by Zoe Wiseman. There is a consistency of vision during this time. I revisited concepts and techniques that I have been exploring for decades. Reinterpreting themes that I have worked on previously allowed me to add recent life experiences to the conversation. I still am interested in exploring my dreams and the subconscious, and figuring out how to interpret them. Exploring our shared spiritual journey, and how to make sense in art making has always been an energizing experience. I have been drawn to using images of the human body in art since my childhood. Howard Pyle’s last painting, The Mermaid, is the first painting I can remember seeing. I learned early in my life to be active in my dreams, to control the narrative of the dreams I experienced. The human bodies I depict in my waking life are often a continuation of the stories I experienced in dreams.

This is a selection from the Book Dream Meditations, 2013-2020
Denisa Strakova