Dreams offer an opportunity for people to endlessly explore the wildest feelings and the most forgotten of memories stored deep in their subconscious. Dreams offer a space for reason to take leave and for fantasy to become an unstoppable reality. In my work, I explore this sensation through the iridescent essence of color using multimedia artwork. This painting explores the concept of lost love which I experienced in a dream. The feeling of sadness and loneliness in an endless space but also the feeling of peace in the safety of my own mind. As the viewers look into the work of art, they feel the panic, confusion and other emotions of being in a dimensionless space. The painting also encourages the audience to explore what is real and what is true; what is space and what is a box. It is easy to get lost in dreams and wake up disoriented, and this painting represents that emotion.
Held by creator
Oil on Panel
Anika Goel, “Lost Love,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2023, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/8944.