My dream underneath the skylight window.
By Jeroen Giessenburg
(Mijn droom onder het raam)
As a small kid we all had terrifying dreams that stick with us through the years. During my time at the school of arts in Rotterdam I took the chance to visualize this series of dreams from way back.
They all had a pattern where I was searching for something or someone while running through corridors and hallways. During these dreams the ambiance builds up to a panicking mood where at the end I find my own room as a kid including my skylight window. In this room I had a choice. Stay still and confront my fears or continue and keep on running where everything was a loop.
The style shows a dreamy ambiance where some objects and details are extremely accentuated in comparison with the rooms or areas. It turned out to be a small booklet where you as a viewer dig deeper and deeper inside the dream till the point you snap out and escape. The materials used are mostly crayons, brushes and water.
Please let me know what you think.