46”x 46” x 1.5”
Acrylic on canvas
You remember every detail. The way the room smelled of trapped air and fresh laundry. The way the light bounced off your glasses when you walked down the stairs and landed right in your eyes. You remember hearing someone’s feet echoing on the porch, the mailbox lid clanging shut. The way you never thought you could love again but you did and you have and you will, and your eyes were wide with surprise when you realized this for the first time. The way the coffee was sweet even though the milk was salted. The way you lost your breath when he walked into the room and caught your eye. The way the breeze brushed past your hair and tickled your shoulder. The way the sky opened up and blessed you with a sudden downpour in the middle of the forest. The way the pine needles smelled after they were trampled into the wet ground. It all seems like a dream but it is all so real, life is so vivid.
The Dreamscape collection is inspired by the intangible way we experience past memories and recall dreams. When you’re actively dreaming, it’s impossible to distinguish imagination from reality. The subconscious presents this dreamscape dimension vividly: shapes are defined, faces are recognizable and settings are clear - but after waking and reflecting on the narrative, everything that seemed solid and realistic suddenly seems hazy, uncertain, unclear. Memories are like this, too. Depending on our perspective, or the mood we’re in when we conjure them, memories are ever-shifting: they can move from sweet to sour, from truth to lie, the extreme moments stand out from the mundane. Both dreams and memories exist in the extremes. They’re usually labelled in our minds as clear vs. confusing, good vs. bad, joyful vs. painful…but this is simply our human experience attempting to make the most sense of a subconscious experience. In reality, both recollections are held together by a baseline of “grey area”. This collection serves to explore the tenuous tie that binds paradox, and how it is whimsical and fleeting in its existence, ever-changing and dynamic.
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This painting was hand-stretched by the artist in her studio on 1.5" gallery frames. It can be hung as an exposed canvas, or framed in a floating wood frame for a more polished look. This painting comes with an artist statement and signature. If you purchase this painting you will be contacted by the artist for more information about pick-up options in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, or delivery/shipping information. *Decorative frame not included*
Please note that the buyer is responsible for any shipping charges and/or for picking up the painting, but the artist will facilitate the process by obtaining quotes, packaging the product safely, and bringing it to a shipping centre at no extra cost. Reach out to the artist directly through the Contact page for any inquiries regarding this piece.
*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world. Frame not included.