Form of the Dreamscape
This is an example of the Flowing 4 Column layout. Philosophy, Ancient History, Classical mythology and fictitious tales are core interests in Douglas’ practice. Combining and recontextualising a range of historical symbolism and personal symbolism, Douglas seeks to neutralise the impending social political origins of classical narratives by referencing pre-existing polysemic vessels and placing them in compositions detached from their original environments establishing a space for new narratives to take place. The somehow significant symbols of dreams and their strange narratives become pseudo myths in which we become attached to in search for a greater hidden meaning. Sequencing imagery, symbolic figures and gestural mark making in painted works and illustrated stories represent an ambiguous and curious form of the dreamscape; the space upon the borders of reality.