J. Leone United Kingdom Mix Media

Collage cut from journals without use of computer.

Dadaists of the early 20th century would sometimes use text cuttings and here i do the same as a pathway between reality and the dream world. The text refers to someone talking to there brother as he sleeps, and being asked to observe a butterfly, however because of this interaction with the dreamer' the brother can see his own version of the butterfly within the surreal dream.
Here i use a ""smoker" from Adriaen Brouwers The Smokers cir 1636. I feel his facile expression gives the viewer the impression they are looking into someones dream and have been caught doing so' much to the smokers surprise.
I also use the organ player from Jan Van Eyck 'Angels singing and playing music' cir 1432 and yes Pele's there too.....