The Dreamer’s Cage is the name of a particular topic I have taken on in my recent painting and drawing activity. I have included a few of these works below, in August I decided to do a name search on the word “dreamer’s cage” and interestingly enough only one relevant link came up to a poem written in 2012 by a blogger called Phoenix, who allowed me to reprint to poem in this blog.
The Dreamer’s Cage
White like canvas
Longing for paint
From your cage
Your voice is faint
Casting a few rays
But behind those bars
Your melody fades
Stark like night
Craving the light
Of the better days
The times you lived
The things you did
Before you built
This dreamer’s cage
In February 2015 I created the first of the many versions of The Dreamer’s Cage, the original was a charcoal drawing created in a very brief amount of time, maybe fifteen minutes, but the effect of seeing it brought me to a stop for the day. It was very powerful to see it unfold on the paper. In the coming days I created an oil on canvas of the same image, again with the same effect on me. At first impression I thought about people who are prisoners of conscience, that is why the lips peak out through the barbed wire wrappings, a stripped figure in a cage. In the many versions since I continue to hold the idea of the figure cut off from it’s surrounding, and in some way acquiescing to circumstance.
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2 Favorite Quotes:
Terrence Mckenna "The body is the placenta of the soul".
Napoleon Bonaparte "Fame is fleeting but obscurity is forever".
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We’ve known each other a long time, but I think this is the first time I’ve noticed a similarity in our work. https://wegway.wordpress.com/ What do you think?