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Tony Vecchio has worked in the creative industry in Northern California for most of his professional life, establishing a successful career as a corporate and advertising creative director in the San Francisco Bay Area. When not painting in the studio, his freelance business keeps him busy creating designs and illustrations for paper products in the gift industry, as well as handling other advertising and illustration assignments.

Artist's Statement

Both "Echoes and Silence" and "Dream Language" are part of a new series called Dreamscapes.

These multimedia canvases of assembled panels connect sets of visual components into a linear sequence of color and imagery. This image connection is an interpretation of the way the subconscious links visual and other memory images in the dream state. The mind compiles fleeting moments, isolated thoughts, sounds and feelings from our waking lives and then, during the dream state, attempts to create a logical chain of events from the disconnected information, which the subconscious interprets as an acceptable story line. Each stored "instant" systematically triggers the next image and the next, to create the dream scenario. Found objects are included representing specific visuals recorded during waking hours.

The color palettes of these canvases were part of an extended dream about my art that was vivid enough to awaken me so I could write down specific notes about color and imagery. Each canvas also contains fine lines, etched with a blade, that are the "roads" or "routes" of a dream which seem very deliberate and path-like, but "materialize" instantly along with the complete cinematic dream sequence.


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2002 ASD Dream Art Exhibition

19th Annual International Conference for the Association for the Study of Dreams
June 15 - 19, 2002
at Tufts University, Medford, Boston, Massachusetts

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