Sunday, August 28, 2005

Dre-e-e-e-eam, Dream Dream Dre-eeam...



The Illustration Friday word of the week is DREAMS. Kindly click on the thumbnail above to see a larger version.

If you think you know, go ahead and say ;)

-TTFN
Tony

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice image, love the light contrasts and the textures are nice especially the glass :) Wild guess, but you dream of turning your back to the dark side and currently stand in the middle?

isay (Marissa) said...

i really don't know what it means-but i can feel that the man standing there is very smart and he knows where would his faith can take him.... the image on the glass represents the deep ocean and how nature and everything that is happening in our world today is very much connected with our lives.and stil, there are so many questions that any person cannot exactly find an answer.

carla said...

Hey Tony,

I know nuthin' right now...it's too early and my first day back at work after a nice leisurely summer. Here's the deal...I'm gonna tell you that I like how it looks now, and then when I'm awake this evening...I'll figure out the rest. Very cool, and certainly symbolic in some way. Yawn...

Have a great day :>

atomicvelvetsigh said...

now i was curious what your dream illo would be.. and i was right another deep ponderings... although i interpret it as having the choice of jumping into the unknown with promises of the outer beauty. youd never really know if what you see is what you get thats why you were standing in the middle still trying to figure out which among the 2 are real and unreal. btw, you were standing in a chapel/church so it probably means you're asking some guidance from an unknown being for certainites that only you can discover. hmm..

so was i even close?

Rowantree said...

Really tridimensional. Many symbols and great contrast with black and white figure and full color background. Only look out or maybe he want to jump... !

Toni said...

Wow you have everyone really thinking now.
To me he is deciding to take a leap of faith and allowing his dreams to guide him as to which side to take. The right side toward Jesus is brighter and more alluring. Hope before the end of the week you tell us your interpretation.

Tony LaRocca said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Here are some hints:
1) There's no religious significance to the church. It's just where the dream takes place. I think it's just because it's a place with so many doors (the actual location is the originial St. James in Basking Ridge, NJ.)

2) There is no significance in the places beyond the doors- except that they are different locations. (Actually, they are "Charon"- which can be found in the gallery at www.egotisticalproductions.com, & "Flight"- a previous IF entry.

Keep 'em coming- unless you just want to fill my comments with spam- in which case F#$K OFF!

steve said...

Awwwww, damn Tony. The spammers have found you too ! They are infiltrating Illustration Friday and soon they will be invading our dreams!

Y'know, like that episode from Futurama ? Where Fry has an underwear commercial dream and he finds out when he wakes that corporations beam these commercials directely into our brains at night.

Yeah, I'm really looking forward to sleeping with Verizon Wireless, feminine hygene products, and reminders of the vapid spoiled antics of Paris Hilton's tv show. BLAH !!!

Gimme old fashioned dreams like being chased by ghosts or walking on clouds or sexual fantasies.
:-)

Kim Carney said...

Did you use POSER for that figure? Nicely done. And what is up with all that stupid spam? Terrible.

isay (Marissa) said...

or time travelling maybe? how exciting!

Anonymous said...

Sassy.....

Tony LaRocca said...

Yes, Kim, I made the figure cheap & quick with poser, then rendered the whole thing w/3ds max

french toast girl said...

Well, I don't know what it means, but I did recognize St. James. Do I get any points for that?

love, me

Shano said...

Amazing! what medium did you use? Too cool!

Shano said...

never minde! See it in the comments above!

Carolyn said...

THANKS A LOT TONY! You put that STUPID SONG IN MY HEAD!!!!
:c )

Ian T. said...

It's clearly an agnostic statement - the choice of whether to go with religion or to not go with it. And that can be a bloody big struggle... no mistake. Staring into that existentialist void is tough, but perhaps true atheists are to be envied in their ultimate freedom, and true believers in their faith. Agnostics stand at the crossroads looking for the right answer, when there may not been one at all :).

"Light of the world, show me the fire in a true believer's eye." (Eric Woolfson of The Alan Parsons Project).

Tony LaRocca said...

Ian- as the late, great Grahm Chapman said, "There's nothing an agngstic can't do if he really doesn't know if he believes in anything or not."

Tony LaRocca said...

All right, I give in.
If you ever have a lucid dream (you're fully aware that you're dreaming,) in a familiar location, but there's a door where there shouldn't be- try taking it & see what happens.

If you want to travel to a different location in an LD, stand before a closed door & state your destination. This actually works.

When I was a youngling, I'd often find myself having an LD at (the original) St. James Church- probably because my parents lived there. It's a wide open chapel with lots of doors- each one in the LD would go to a different location. Sadly, this never worked in real life. :)

Sorry to be so mysterious, I just wanted to see if someone else had the same experience.

Aravis said...

Actually Tony, I have LD's all the time. Handy to remember one is only dreaming during a nightmare, for example, and that one can change the course of a dream at any time. This illo was thought-provoking, and I have to admit I missed your meaning. But I don't use doors to change my dream. I stop everything, think about where I want to go from there, and the landscape changes around me accordingly. Cool to hear another's method for doing the same thing!

Mercedes said...

Well, I think it is a powerfull image, really impresive. I never had a LD, because I should know that, it isn't it? No idea, but I like your illo...you can see there is something of you in there......

Ian T. said...

Thanks, Tony! Oh well, I was completely wrong, but it was worth a try :).

Anonymous said...

OOooooooh. I used to have LDs a long time ago before being a parent. Pity you can't do that on this plain - even Dr Who has to use a tardis.