Flood in the Factory

Flood in the Factory by Karen Gadient, 2014

Flood in the Factory. Digital markers, created with Corel Painter.

I had this powerful dream the other night. In it, I freed myself from an immense labyrinthine factory—levels and levels of alien pipework and and not a soul in sight, although I felt pursued—by calling the waters. Strangest thing. I rode them out and found myself on an alien shore with two suns rising.

So, here’s the factory. Maybe next I’ll paint the shore and suns. Instead of always writing down my dreams, I figured it might be an interesting experience to recall the visuals in color.

Do you keep a record of your dreams?

They say dreams are the windows of the soul—take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts. — Henry Bromel

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16 responses to “Flood in the Factory

  1. Well this one’s different. In a nice way!

  2. That’s a cool image (though having a flood in a factory for real would be no fun). The dream behind the image is cool, too. 🙂

  3. I keep having dreams regularly about MY work in a former factory. so glad you can paint your dreams!

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  5. bgbowers

    What a fabulous dream & artwork. I have always had weird, wonderful & vivid dreams – I keep a journal & sometimes they make their way into my stories.
    Beautiful piece, Karen.

  6. Talking of the Matrix, it sounds like you went through it!! 😯 I think your dream probably does symbolise something quite important in your life, either something you are free of, or something you wish to be free of! Dreams can be very inspiring, or just downright disturbing. I’ve rarely written my dreams down, but the memorable ones I seem to remember really well – for years! And some of the events end up turning up in my real life eventually, which is a little weird sometimes. I don’t think I’ve written a story or a poem about a dream – but that’s a thought, I shall have to see what I can do!

    I love the blue in this strange factory, it matches my face, maybe I went there sometime!! 😀

    • karengadient

      Thanks! 🙂 I tend to write down my dreams and examine them later. Not sure if they have a message within them or not, but they’re often good for inspiring creativity.

  7. Love this. Dreams ARE really great raw material for art.

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