"Dreams are wonderful things, but how often do we forget our
dream worlds as soon as we wake up? How much time do we spend trying to
remember little snippets of them? Trying to piece them together during our
waking hours? Trying to make sense of them?
What if we could write down all of our dreams, using art and
photography to illustrate the brilliant, sad, and just plain bizarre aspects of
our subconscious? This is exactly what artist Gaynor Perry has done in this
remarkable new book.
How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay gives you the chance to get inside the mind of an
artist, allowing you to see their innermost thoughts through words, photographs
and pieces of artwork.
Using this range of artistic media, the author puts her
dreams on display for all to see and ponder, giving you a fascinating insight
into her world. Both thought-provoking and evocative, these images and words
help to recreate the surreal and ethereal realm of dreams in the mind of the
A lone suitcase stuck in a desolate stream, the beautiful
eye of a horse, a silhouette looking out to sea… these images are at once
alluring and melancholy, imitating the atmosphere of our other-worldly
What are the meanings behind these dreams? Will you see any
of your own dreams mirrored in this book? And what would your book be like if
you were to record the subliminal messages from your own mind?
Whether you’re fascinated by dreams or a fan of modern art
and photography, How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay will delight and enchant, captivating your
imagination and stimulating your subconscious. Delving into the world of dreams
has never been so beautiful."
I've been working with performance artist Bridgett Ane Lawrence on the imagery for her new production An Evolution of Love.
It's a dance play written, choreographed and performed by Bridgett Ane for the Brighton Fringe Festival, May 17-19 at the Marlborough Theatre. As well as these stills, I've created films which will form the back-drop to part of the performance.
She's a fearless, talented performer and also an Asana Yoga Champion.