11 x 8-1/2 x 5/8 inches
"Inspired by the idea of portable sculpture, Hammond's Substance of a Dream is composed of floating paper heads which fall gently forward when the pages are opened and can be arranged in difference sculptural configurations. Each page is a reproduction from the artist's sketchbooks; the disembodied heads are then lasercut with the recollection of an intensely vivid dream. The cut-out letters produce lacey and layered transparency between the pages; when lit, they are transposed to the book's pedestal. The words are more readable as shadows, echoing the dream's origins in the dim, enigmatic recesses of the mind. Evocative of many associations, from Freudian psychology to surrealism's appropriation of dream-like imagery, Hammond's book, like much of her work, is an ode to the navigation of memory and emotional symbolism within the elusive paths of the unconscious"--Booklyn Artists Alliance website.
laser-cut archival prints with watercolor, graphite and ink; plexiglass
Rosemary Furtak Collection, Walker Art Center Library