Sleep Walk


"What makes a picture feel like a dream? To me, I think it has to contain images that seem unrelated to one another, yet subtly connected. I also think it is when the boundaries of outdoors and indoors becomes blurred creating a sense of illuminations from sources other than a light fixture. What makes this image powerful to me is that it was created with my subconscious mind while I was awake. I think it came into being as I did not focus on understanding what it meant. It must mean something special because I have an unsettled emotional reaction every time, I look at the picture."

~ Michael Joy

Using the archival Giclee printing process, Michael has selected a thick and gorgeous archival (400 gsm) Strathmore water color paper to carry the medium. The textured paper is Ph-neutral, optical brighter additive-free and has a special top coating allowing unprecedented precision, contrast and color saturation for a matte medium. 

These images, sometimes funny, sometimes serious, have their own individual story. Michael uses the computer to knit together unique imagery not commonly seen together in this context. Whether he uses old images in new ways or mixes new images with old images, each collage comes together as one complete graphic concept. Possibly some will bring laughter, some will bring beauty and some will bring contemplation. Hopefully, you will want to bring some prints into your home.

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