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Tove Jansson and her Moomins

Dreams inspired by Finnish author and cartoonist Tove Jansson, especially her famous Moomin books. Very dreamlike themselves, they seem to provoke dreams as well.

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BREAK FREE: by Emily Joy; 2006/5/11, an encouraging dream on the price of safety.
I search for family skeletons, but then a talking plant on TV inspires me to seek the sun and fly free.
But certain velociraptors and barbarian swordswomen object...
CRAG: by Wayan; 1999/12/9; 12" sculpture of a daydream.
Who sculpts landscape? So I tried a crag with a pool in a hollow on its knee, windows like red eyes...
FAIRY WIFE: by Wayan; 1985/1/17, an epic dream of love and choice.
A fairy woman and a mortal man? Can't work! They're flighty, we're crude. Doomed, right?
Well, some people are so sure of it they decide to help things along a bit. Or a lot...
F--K GRIFFIN: by Wayan; 1993/9/17, an embarrassing advisory dream.
It's nice hearing everyone praise my sex crimes, but I need to pull the dog from the golden horn...
JASHA EXPLAINS DEATH: by Wayan; ca. 1974/10/1; a 10-page painted comic with recurrent dream figures
Deep Duck's interview with Jasha the Krelkin goes rogue, as she urges tossing out human habits like... death?
THE MOOMIN COMMISSIONERS OF TIME: by Wayan; 2008/9/17, a dream-poem, Dreamverse #27
A new Eve asks the Time Commission to send her and her baby back to Ethiopia
45,000 years ago. But they're shy Moomintrolls, not humans...
THE TORTURER: by Wayan; 1997/7/13, a predictive nightmare
A free-lance torturer chooses me for his victim. He has the right. I bluster, but when I fall asleep at last...
TOVE JANSSON DRAGON: by Wayan; 1999/8/23 nondream 11" sculpture: papier-maché, marbles.
I kept seeing the image of a creature like someone in a Tove Jansson book...
TWO INUIT WERE TALKING: by Wayan; ink 1982, digital color 1998; nondream fantasy.
Two Inuit talk of sun and moon and birds and little ghosts who sneak up on you...
WHILE THE MEN WERE HUNTING by Wayan, 1981/11/3; a crayon-ink-Xerox art-prayer.
In cave times, while the men were all out hunting, it was
the women who learned to paint the cave walls to summon...
WHO, ME?: by Wayan; 2002. Acrylic of dream figure.
Some shy folks don't even know they're dragons....

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