Taveras' "Dream Art" and C.G. Jung's Red Book share the passsion of two individuals relationship to their psyche.
Text of The Dream Art Of Maria De Los Angeles
1. THE DREAM ART OF MARIADE LOS ANGELES TAVERAS " DREAM ART " derives inspiration FROM THERED BOOK , THE PRIVATE JOURNALIN WHICHC.G.JUNG RECORDED HIS "ACTIVE IMAGINATIONS."
2. In theRed Book , Jung transcribed his dreams and fantasies and illustrated them in beautiful colors. TheRed Bookresembles a medieval illuminated manuscript or the engraved visions of the romantic poet William Blake . 3. TheRed Bookexemplifies the technique that Jung calls "active imaginations." Active imagination is the Jungian method for engaging in a dialogue with images that spontaneously and autonomously emerge from the collective unconscious in dreams and fantasies. 4. This is the technique that I draw from to create my"Dream Art."I sculpt and paint the psyche. I create works of art using archetypal images from my own dreams. It is a creative process that I call "interactive morphing." (Morpheus is the god of dreams in Greek mythology.) As Jung does in theRed Book , I engage in a dialogue, or conversation, with the images that emerge from the collective unconscious in my dreams, and then I render these images as sculptures and paintings. 5. TheRed Book , which is now being published as a facsimile edition and English translation, is being exhibited publicly for the first time ever at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City from October 7, 2009, to January 25, 2010 (www.rmanyc.org/events/load/308.) 6. EMERGENCE OF THE WINGED SERPENT 7. EMERGENCE OF THE WINGED SERPENT 8. The Emergence ofthe Winged Serpent 9. SERPENT WOMAN 10. SERPENT WOMAN 11. 12. "Serpent Handling Woman" 13. 14. 15. 16. ARRIVAL OF THE WINGED SERPENT Arrival of the Winged Serpent 17. 18. 19. Arrival of the Winged Serpent in Studio 20. 21. TRANSFORMATION OF THE FEMININE 22. Bondage of the Feminine Work in Progress 23. Golden Woman Dreaming of Walking Feet 24. "Golden Woman Dreaming of Walking Feet" 25. Me and Not Me 26. Rapture of the Blue Anima 27. Cosmic Eye and the Feminine 28. Birth of the Inner World 29. Winged Serpent Woman 30. Serpent Coiling Woman 31. THEDREAM ART of MARIA de los AngelesTAVERAS "DREAM ART" derives inspiration from the RED BOOK, the private journal in which C.G. JUNG recorded his "active imaginations."