a dream project

I have been collecting brief descriptions of recent actual dreams, all of which are included here. I am not interested in analyzing them, but simply curious about the experiences we have while our minds and bodies are at rest.

In the process of collecting these dream stories, I was inspired to make A Thousand Threads, a limited edition, screen-printed book. It contains short, meditative poems I wrote by interweaving the dream fragments of others with my own dream imagery.

This project was part of The Spaces in Between, a solo exhibition curated by Susanna Meiers, February 14 – March 11, 2011, at the El Camino College Art Gallery in Torrance, CA.

To see all of the book pages or contribute a dream story, please go to www.betsylohrerhall.com. Thanks!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cheryl - Leaving

I had a dream last night about someone leaving me for someone else.  I manufactured a way to still go home with them.  I was crying and said to them, “I am afraid that I will keep doing this,” meaning not letting them go and figuring out how to spend more time with them.  They said, “No you won’t….I won’t let you.”  At first I thought they had confidence in me being stronger than that (continuing to hold on) and then I heard the second part of their sentence and realized they really were going to leave me, that they wouldn’t allow this to go on.

Long Beach, CA
October 30, 2010
In my own bed

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