Thursday, 23 October 2008

Ailie Rutherford

Drawing on Dreams

I have been keeping diaries of my dreams for a long time.

Recently I have begun to teach myself to draw in a hypnagogic state, keeping a notebook beside my pillow. I’d been reading Sigmund Freud’s "On Dreams" and fallen asleep while reading. In a semi-awake state I picked up my pencil and notebook to sketch, discovering later that I’d drawn on Freud’s book instead.

Since then I have been using the book as my diary, drawing onto the pages each day, the drawings having an arbitrary relationship to the text.

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