This piece is one of the Stephanie commission set and in a lot of ways one of the most enjoyable ones for me. I knew that I did not want to approach this in more traditional manners as I was not interested in a black horse with flaming hooves. (There is nothing wrong with that, but I believe a lot of artists have already done that and have done it very well!)
I wanted to focus on the deepening levels of sleep. That is symbolized in the tunnel archways in the right hand corner. I also felt that this should be very much in motion. The textures, the splashing, the patterns in patterns seemed the most indicative method of demonstrating that layer of unconsciousness.
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"The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind."
- Sigmund Freud