“Life Path” Dream Mobile

Created by artist, Andrea Bogdan for the “Buried Alive” show at Cactus Gallery, July 14, 2018 from 6-9pm. This mobile can be pre-purchased before the show at the Cactus Gallery.

Freud had a pretty limited view of symbols in his dream theory…mostly body parts, family members, birth and death. Blah. Personally, I think dreams are far richer in meaning than Freud presumed, with every symbol unique to the individual. I decided to have fun looking up “dream symbols” and from those I made these Dream Mobiles.

The “Life Path” Dream Mobile is 49.5″ from top of the cord to the bottom of the lowest hanging piece. It’s made from wire, string, acrylic paint, super thick card stock, polyurethane, vintage paper beads, and hand-sculpted paper clay beads. It has these symbols:

Flying: Happy and motivated (usually!)
Book: Desire for learning.
Building: Symbolizes your brain and how you think.
Door: Movement between two states of being.
Window: Insight and attitude towards life.
Scroll: Waiting for the knowledge we have gained to be used at the appropriate time.
School bus: You’re about to venture on an important life journey!

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