lisa marie godfrey's dream guides are a reinterpretation of vintage photographs. haunting and beautifully charming, i asked lisa marie to tell me a little about them, specifically the symbolism of the veils. she describes them:
the dream guides are those we see in our dreams that do not exist in waking life. it isn't clear what their purpose is. some are strangers, others you may feel you know very well. they are always very mysterious beings and that is why many of them wear veils. the vintage photographs are also mysterious, beautiful, often distinguished portraits of people who i question ever existed. i like the idea of combining these two groups of beings that behave similarly, they belong to the same family and should be reunited.
i really appreciated what she had to say. i've always been fascinated w/ old photographs. who are these peeps? what were their lives like? i love lisa marie's treatment of them. these paintings will be in a group show, shoot from the hip, opening at artstorm in houston, tx on may 3rd.