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Elena Øhlander — Endless Dream

Endless Dreams My fascination and inexplicable connection with Japanese culture inform the narratives in my work. I would find myself lost in the mythology and folklore that attempt to explain that which is unexplainable. Japanese Yokai (monsters), Kami (dieties) and characters such as Toshitaka Nabata’s “Kobito” who perform the actions that fill us with mystery, attempt to articulate my investigation of the human condition – a point of departure for self-discovery. This is an invite to subconscious, juxtaposing a Western contemporary upbringing and traditional Japanese influences among my dreams and perception of reality. In order to understand our inner selves and gain creative insight, we often mine our nighttime reveries. Our experiences in the waking world and how they manifest...

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