Rêve Look Book by Guest Curator Debbie Carlos

Debbie Carlos is a photographer based out of Chicago, IL. See her work on the Little Paper Planes site and on her personal website.
I have always been interested in the alternate worlds we visit when we sleep – worlds so similar
to the “real” one we occupy while awake, but completely different. In dreams, we interact with
the same people we know from our waking lives, yet who in dreams might also be faceless.
Navigating a dream can be completely wonderful but also slightly sinister, like being lost in that
place beyond the looking glass. One often only remembers what happened in the dream in the
first moments after waking up. Details become hazier as the day goes by until, finally, they
mostly disappear.
The dream-life has always been an important well artists, writers, and theorists have drawn from in their work. Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung’s theories on dreams still make up a large part of what we think about personality and development. Work from the symbolists, expressionists, and surrealists has explored weird dream worlds. Itis difficult to think of any sort of contemporary art that is simply representational. Such imagery is so prevalent  that it is even used in much of the advertising we see today.

Image Sources:
LPP Products:
2. Print 2 by Ryan De La Hoz
3. Duskwalks Photograph by Kim Winderman
4. Flock Poster by Debbie Carlos
5. Nothing Without a Cowboy Print by Anthony Zinonos
6. Two Owls Print by Debbie Carlos
7. Paper Animal Puppets by Furze Chan
8. Hedged Print by Leah Giberson
9. Figures Zine by Ekta by Museum Press
11. No More Polka Bag Cecilia de Corral
12. Antler Girl Shirt by I’m Smitten

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