Week 8

This iteration of my project explores how living spaces are captured, literally and metaphorically. I am interested in finding visual interpretations for the way humans occupy and inhabit spaces, other than the spaces themselves. I have drawn upon memories of places I have lived in Olympia for the past two years as a means to express/investigate how these places have shaped who I am. Through a surrealistic lens, these images seek to illustrate dreamscapes. These are the intimate spaces which we call home.

(all images by me unless otherwise noted)




 composite photo sources:  snow / yurt roof



Filip Durjardin


Stephen Nova

“Creating new perceptions normally associated with objects and things that are familiar offers the opportunity of a new set of social relationships connected to time and space, dreams and memory, language and signs… As a result a new level of reality is created that moves away from the simple feeling of fantasy, allowing the viewer to actively participate within the space and discover new meanings in things that are normally familiar to us in our everyday lives” (Nova)


Jeremy Miranda

Jeremy Miranda is a surrealist landscape painter who is”interested in creating complex environments that are a hybridization of both interior and exterior spaces.” He is inspired by “memory, history, domesticity, architecture, landscape and how, when co-mingled, can generate new spacial relationships.”


Max Ernst “Quietude”

“A creature that hides and “withdraws into its shell,” is preparing a “way out.” This is true of the entire scale of metaphors, from the resurrection of a man in his grave, to the sudden outburst of one who has long been silent. If we remain at the heart of the image under consideration, we have the impression that, by staying in the motionlessness of its shell, the creature is preparing temporal explosions, not to say whirlwinds, of being” (Bachelard 111).



“Home/run” composite photo. Source: plant


photo of me outside off-grid cabin in Olympia, WA by Jess Wacker

celestialcelestial yurt roof: source


Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space. New York, NY, U.S.A.: Orion, 1964. Print.