Dreams are ephemeral memories, translucent landscapes, ambiguous landscapes that are out of our reach almost before we fully wake up. Gabriel Isak is a Swedish photographer who understands the delicate nature of dreams well enough to create them using digital photography.
Isak obscures the faces of his subjects, giving his work a mysterious, unknown feel.
The emotions Isak evokes are contrasting–safety and risk, hope and despair, strength and weakness.
Wookjae Maeng is a Korean ceramicist who explores the similar nature of humans and animals. Some of his work is painted to blend into the wall, much like a hunter’s trophy.
On his website, Maeng writes, ” In our environment, numerous creatures live in harmony. Yet there are other creatures that merely exist without enjoying their natural right due to human classification and negligence. I would like to express the nature of the relationship between human and other creatures-a relationship that, in other to thrive, demands careful coexistence and balance between the urban and the natural, for example, and an awareness and empathy for less visible creatures.”
Maeng’s work is meant to arouse curiosity and allow the viewer to create a story from a memory or experience.
Twisted Sifter is a site that honors art and design. I’m particularly fond of natural and accidental art; this photo from the top photos of the first quarter of 2015 checks off both boxes.
How will you express your creativity this weekend?
—Quinn McDonald is dreaming up some creative plans.