Wouldn’t it be interesting, I thought to myself, if dreams were just reality inverted.
I’ve been experimenting with inversion as a way to differentiate between drawings of ‘reality’ and drawings of ‘dreams’.
The piece below was a quick way to distract my overloaded mind so I could focus on my project better. Even though I was coming up with ideas around those two cityscapes, they are mainly an experiment, as this time I was directly drawing the inverted piece, rather than inverting it with photoshop.
While filling up my sketchbook with images I had the idea of combining them to create a single piece. A sort of artistic mashup.
So this here is the weird, repetitious, abstract cityscape with loads of straight lines, just like the images above suggest.
The next couple of images were chosen randomly but then arranged to create a feeling of a concealed, unknown narrative.
In this piece I combined elements from each image but this time I mixed that with a bit of colour and different media.
These images sort of fit together on their own when I was glueing them to the page and in the end I decided to leave them as they are because the result is a simplistic collage which inspires different thoughts with every new look.
Experimenting with combinations of existing images has been quite fun and I will definitely do more of that in my Research & Ideas sketchbook.