Lucy Plowe: The Dream(er)

A nude woman's lower portion of her body sitting with her arms between her legs, body colored in blue, green yellow tint, with swirls of red, orange, yellow, purple, green and blue behind her.

Detail of Green Dreamer (2019), oil on canvas, 40" x 50".

Through explorations of the unconscious, the imagery in The Dream(er) emerges from dreams and repeated symbols that speak to a deep spiritual state and connection to ancient and primordial knowledge. These paintings and drawings are attempts to pull back the veil that separates the mundane realm from that of myth, archetype, and the spiritual. Painted alongside a study of psychologist Carl G. Jung's mystical writing, The Red Book, the work in this show draws on symbolic images from both mythological archetypes and the artist's own psychological landscape.