Dreams & Memory is a series of large scale watercolor paintings based on a Breuwen pilgrimage to Japan in 2017. This month long journey through seven very different cities fostered a connection and respect to the animistic culture of Japan. The inspiration from their culture and heritage is reflected in the paintings.
The watercolors are of Japanese landscapes, but with an intentional warped perspective. Each piece is twisted and appears to pull around the viewer; like a dream or memory. This series also explores how our memories changes each time they are remembered, and asks the question:
“Are memories any more reliable than our dreams”.
Inspired by the island of Yakushima, one of the Osumi Islands off the south of Japan, with trees that are up to 10,000 years old, and most certainly alive. The lush green vegetation and the stillness of the forest are both beautiful and otherworldly.
Size: Approx 28"W x 43"L