Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dreams of A Secret Agent

[part 4 in a series of art pieces inspired by my dreams]

Dreams of A Secret Agent
spanning the last five years

7" x 5" paper, thread, acrylic and glitter on canvas

This piece is about a theme that has wafted through my dreams for years. Well, a person, really. A Secret Agent. No matter where on this planet he is or I am, the connection remains and it is particularly strong in dreams. One of my very favorite dreams featuring him is called Good to See You.

When I think about this connection that spans distance and time, I am reminded of a song on Concrete Blonde's Walking in London album, called Les Coeurs Jumeaux (the twin hearts). There's this somewhat silly interlude in the song when Johnette speaks in french. Though I often roll my eyes at her unnecessary pronunciation of the letter s in several of the words, the line that sticks out when I think of the Secret Agent is "on rêve le même rêve".
We dream the same dream.

Don't get it twisted though- the woman in this piece is not in Muslim dress- she has just wrapped her black scarf around her head to keep her hair dry because it is raining. Or maybe she's about to take a ride in her father's amazing vintage red convertible.

Read/see the other dreams in this series, The Mona Lisa, The Angel Singers Visit Me and The Feather and the Butterflies.


Reem Tara said...

Lovely. Can't wait to see it in person.

luai said...

I think this would make an awesome T-shirt design. All art should be made into T-shirts, then people could enjoy art on the subway. And I wouldn't be called a pervert for staring, I would be called an Art Aficianado.

Jill Sutton said...

I think I like this one the best so far. Would make a great album cover.

Sara Ashes said...

thanks lovelies! I think you all are definitely art aficianados and NOT pervs! :)

Felicia said...