Light Grey Art Lab
"The Dark Night of the Soul" by Ingrid Kallick
– 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.
The Dark Night of the Soul
12" x 12"
Acrylic on Masonite
About this piece:
The Dark Night of the Soul
The mind is always there, awake or asleep. While awake, I have some hope of keeping unwanted thoughts at bay with work and other diversions, but sleep lets the mind run free. I cross the threshold between waking and deep sleep at least twice every night. As I cross, I have jolting flashes of imagery and realization that can be even more vivid than the deep dreams of rem sleep. Many of the images I paint and stories I tell come from this place between consciousness and deep sleep. This painting, “The Dark Night of the Soul” sprang to mind when I was trying to sleep away depression. Instead of disappearing, the state of mind coalesced into an image.The visceral senses of sight and touch and the digestive, nervous and circulatory systems appeared as dragons that fed off of my mind and emanated from it. These painful thoughts were invisible while I was awake and were obscured by complex narratives during deep sleep. I could only see them clearly while I was between. The interpretation of a vision like this seems very straightforward. In retrospect, though, it begs the question of whether dreaming and waking are really different, and how much our dreaming mind influences our daily moods and experience.
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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