Dream within a Dream


A Dream Within a Dream
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand —
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep — while I weep!
O God! Can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

This is my piece for a group Art Show inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. The elements used are encaustic medium (wax + resin), oil pastel, paper, encaustic paint, photograph, plastic and spray paint. I have been doing a lot of experimentation in encaustic and I am thrilled in the process which is a very visceral and deliberate yet suprising ,still, process because of how the elements change on their own and you can expect varied outcomes from the same application. I hope to explore it more. Join Kenny and I, we will both have pieces on the show, for the Edgar Allan Poe art show: https://www.facebook.com/events/1132736970088374/

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