R. Michael Wommack

R. Michael Wommack

I have been working on this new series of drawings for the past 5 years. A while back, I had a dream about being back in my childhood neighborhood in Levittown, pa. In the dream, I was swimming in lit pools at night, the sole source of light coming from the pools. We moved to juniper hill in the early 60???s when I was six years old, the houses were newly built. As far as the eye could see there was the same house, in one of three alternating colors, in a gently curving and undulating artificial landscape. As a first grader having previously lived in a country house, this experience was profound. Inspired by these dreams, I began drawing from memory. I became interested in the idea of the subconscious and where working from memory would take me. It may be that our early impressions are made more vivid by the simple fact we have had fewer of them. I am also interested in the fact that most Americans have lived in a place like this at one time or another, and the social ramifications of living in such a manner. I don't care to deconstruct any of the dreams, but I am interested in tapping the imagery. I am not concerned with historical accuracy, but in the emotions caused by living in such a place at an early age.


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