Desert Dreamscape II (above) is the second in a series of mixed-media drawings on monoprints. It represents the third theme that I wrote about in my last post. The work is inspired by memories/dreams that I had during the four weeks that I spent in the ICU in a comatose state.
An image of a gourd represents me – trying to breathe. It is being pulled, tangled, and held in place by the landscape that surrounds it. The ambiguous landscape and relationship to the object serves as a metaphor for the memories/dreams from my coma.