Light Grey Art Lab
"The Hour of the Ox" by Cori Lin
– 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 Hour of the Ox
16" x 21"
12" x 16"
About this piece:
I don't dream. When I do, they last for a moment while I wake and then disappear. The Japanese have a myth of the Baku, a chimera-esque yokai (spirit) that eats your nightmares so you don't have to live with the memory. A society's mythology can manifest a cultural subconscious in the same way that dreams reveal the inner mind of an individual; both reveal things we things we fear as well as things that we may not know that we fear. These four yokai emerge at night: most present during the Hour of the Ox, the hour where the barrier between the spirit world and human world is most thin, when there is little difference between what is real and what is our imaginations.
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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