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Moshe Giles Uhrig

Melville High School

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Hypnagogia explores the concept of lucid dreaming, specifically the ambiguous state between wakefulness and sleep. A hypnagogic state combines vivid images of realism with the surreal impossibilities of distortion and imagination. I show this juxtaposition by contrasting the detail of the pen with the explosive randomness of the lithographic prints. Passing through this state is usually passive and uncontrolled, so I emphasised the notion of ‘entanglement’ or ‘entrapment’ with the addition of entwining hair, tentacles and varying abstract forms.

Influencing artists: Laith McGregor, Keaton Henson, William Kentridge, Salvador Dali

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