L'orée du songe
Chromogenic Print

Chromogenic print, 88.36" x 70.8"

L'orée du songe

L'orée du songe's use of the “post natural" material of industrialized wheat as the basis for a simulacral terrain was inspired by Roger Caillois’ fascination with stones, which led to his insights about the earth's physical, imaginal, and mystical structures. The composition was created by photographing salt dough sculptures and digitally weaving these impressions together to form a synthetic and abstracted ground. The image plays with solarization and exposure to overlay subtle and ambiguous geographical references. Titled after a phrase by Caillois in which he refers to stones as “the shore of dreaming,” the image reflects an ongoing interest in expanding the tropes of landscape.