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Artist Talk: Paxton Maroney - "REVERIE"

Paxton Maroney’s surreal photography invites the outside world to step inside
snapshots of her dreams. For several years, she has woken up from vivid
dreams, often in the middle of the night, and drawn the images composed on
the backs of her eyelids. At times, she even engages in lucid dreaming
throughout the day as she’s “trained her brain” to create new chimera for her
portraiture. Then, when she has scouted out the perfect location, she begins
reconstructing the scenes of her subliminal imagination.

To Paxton, dreams aren’t so much stories as they are symbolic images that
tend to hold deep meaning for the dreamer. But don’t bother asking her what
her art means… she’d rather you step inside and find the meaning for yourself.