Jim Shaw. Dream Object (I Dreamt I was putting together this piece of abstract drawings). 2002

Jim Shaw Dream Object (I Dreamt I was putting together this piece of abstract drawings) 2002

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The Dream Drawing series is a body of over two hundred works in which the artist depicts visually overwhelming unconscious narratives drawn from his nightly dreams. According to Shaw, he began the Dream Drawings as a way to organize inspirational material from his dreams for potential future artworks; the Dream Objects are the final manifestation of his creative unconscious. Shaw masterfully applies existing artistic styles and inserts cultural symbols into his work, transforming them to suit his personal experiences and preferences.

Gallery label from Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing, March 26–July 7, 2008 .
Medium
Ink, pencil, airbrush, and tape on paper
Dimensions
22 3/8 x 30" (56.8 x 76.2 cm)
Credit
Purchase
Object number
316.2002
Copyright
© 2020 Jim Shaw
Department
Drawings and Prints

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