A Dream Within A Dream
I chose to visually represent A Dream Within A Dream By The Glitch Mob for this weeks project. I find this song to be very relaxing; with trance like properties but at the same time also has a very high energy level that gets your heart pumping. As the name suggests this song has some unique layering to it with the first couple minutes being the dream then around the 2:40 mark taking you into another dream. I personally find the dream realm to be a very interesting yet confusing place to visit. While I have trouble controlling the dreams via lucid dreaming, I'm a vivid dreamer and have experienced dreams within dreams before, this can be kind of startling, and you thought you woke up only to realize that you’re still dreaming.
I want to do this piece in a futurist like style with multiple shifting perspective points throughout the piece. The orb is the dream encased within a dream. The piece is busy like the song but also has a solid layer structure that makes the visually interesting to the viewer.
To create this project I started out in Adobe Illustrator to create all the shapes and paths that would become the doorways to other dreams. I used a 3-point perspective grid when laying out the tiles that would become the various doorways into the dream realm. I then moved into Photoshop to add visual elements to the piece. I used Fractal Architect 4 to create the visual elements using a Julian set with a combination of hemisphere parameters to aide in creating a dream like atmosphere. Using the layout created in Illustrator as guides I created masks on the fractal images to break the images up. I added a drop shadow blending option on these layers to give depth to the tiles. Lastly I added one more fractal to the foreground with a screen-blending mode to encompass the whole piece. Ultimately creating a piece that is a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream.