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Wednesday, April 26 • 10:35am - 10:55am
Daydreaming Revisited

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Daydreams are moments in time when we become detached from our surroundings and escape to a visionary fantasy, typically filled with pleasurable thoughts, hopes, and desires. Research proves that daydreams encompass a similar foundation of positivity, even though they vary from person to person. While daydreaming often carries a stigma of negativity, research reveals that there are many benefits to daydreaming. The act of daydreaming can release us from current stress, give us a rest stop for our minds and provide us with an infusion of creativity. The drawings in Daydreaming Revisited shine a positive light on the subject through a better appreciation of this pastime; captured by people in moments of daydreaming and depictions of various tasks and locations that are relatable to the viewer. This body of work explores the typical expressions of people in these moments and presents images of inanimate objects or settings that may trigger daydreams. These monotonous, routine tasks, so often performed, beckon our minds to daydream. Influences for the work include personal experience and contemporary artists that reference realism, such as, Andrew Wyeth, Peggy Preheim, and Erin Wozniak. In addition to my own desire to explore this subject, the goal of this body of work is to change people's perspectives of daydreaming and to encourage them to look deeper into the positive aspects.

Wednesday April 26, 2017 10:35am - 10:55am PDT
237 Owen Hall

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