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"Laundry Day" by Alice Brereton

Light Grey Art Lab

"Laundry Day" by Alice Brereton

$ 25.00
– Dreams and the Subconscious –

MIDNIGHT features new work by eighty international illustrators, fine artists, and creatives who are bravely stepping into the realm of dreams and the subconscious. Artists create work inspired by some of their most vivid and memorable dreams as we attempt to unravel the secret undercurrents, fears, cryptic messages, and fractured narratives we experience through the thin veil of sleep. Throughout the MIDNIGHT exhibition, we welcome participants and viewers to decipher, decode, and analyze the artist's dreams.

You can view the entire collection of artwork on the exhibition gallery here. 


Alice Brereton

Laundry Day
Digital Print
12" x 16"

About this piece:
The dream started with a dead ostrich in my bed. I knew it hadn't been there long but the amount of decay and congealed blood suggested it had been there for days. I was unfazed. Slowly, I dragged the stiff bird to the porch and flicked it off the beautiful flowery quilts. With a flash of fabric the Ostrich disappeared but the blood stains and viscera clung to the quilt in thick streaks. I bundled the dripping quilts up with other dirty laundry into a basket and headed downstairs to my apartment's laundry room. Each step I took I became younger. 'I hope I am old enough to make it to the laundry room?' I vaguely remember thinking. The stairs changed from white walls with 80's carpet to black rocks with slate stairs. When I finally reached the cave laundry room I was about eight years old, and at the end of a dark ledge was a giant blue faced ape. I asked her name and she said: 'You're very nosey.' I asked if she could help me do laundry and she said: 'I have nothing better to do.' The rest of the dream is spotty. We talked about politics, tv shows, camp songs etc... I remember the ape delicately taking laundry from me with her huge hands. I could see every crease and line in them; when she looked at my hands she had to put glasses on. The dream ended very quickly. The ape put the last shirt on the clothesline and the rope snapped. Apparently, it was so startling I woke up.


Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:
All prints are made per order on archival, premium matte paper with archival inks. Prints will be individually wrapped in a poly bag and shipped in a rigid cardboard tube within one week of your purchase.  For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 10 days of purchase, while international shipping will vary. *We are a small team and are able to fill all orders on Sundays. As soon as your package has shipped, you will receive an email confirmation and tracking number. We are not responsible for stolen, damaged, or unclaimed packages.

Purchasing Original Artwork:
All original artwork will be carefully packaged and shipped after the closing of the exhibition. When available, all originals will be shipped through USPS with tracking, insurance, and signature confirmation. You can expect your original within 30 days of the exhibition closing. We are not responsible for missing, unclaimed, or damaged goods. 

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