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.

5 comments:

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...

Groovy!