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Comment by Resident Curator on March 2, 2014 at 8:42pm

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Dream has a nightmarish, dreamy quality indeed, but the imminent danger is an exhilarating schadenfruede, borrowed from ageless fairy tales.  The sharp edged shapes within the photographic image make no attempt to mask the cut and pasted images, but the composite adds further theatrical drama, and heightens the theatrical tension. In the fractured image the wolves become all wolves- and by association all natural threat.  Just as the small childlike figure is vulnerably barefoot in the grass, they serve their archetypal roles. Her drawn and back-tethered gown is a curious costume, suggesting medical internment or institutional custody.  I like the proximity of the small cabin beyond her sight.  A smallish quaint structure, it could be another awaiting danger such as the one that greeted Hansel and Greta, or the safe reprieve of home just beyond Dorothy’s reach. The trees are also wonderful figurative elements in the work.  Overshadowing the frozen action below, they add to the feeling of powerlessness and ominous guardianship. One would expect a darker sky as a backdrop of the perilous scene, but there is really nothing predictable about the way these familiar characters are presented.

 

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