Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Hypnagogue

The online dictionary refers to hypnagogue as an agent that induces sleep - but I have pictured it as a sort of mythago. In sleep-related imagery, I was struck by this picture Rick at Kyklops took of his beautiful daughter - she is almost always in motion, but in this case she seems to be climbing through levels of perception.

25 comments:

Tomás Serrano said...

This is great! Every line is perfect. I like a lot your photos with paper figures, but I think images like this are my favorites.

mum said...

The hypnagogue is beautiful - I imagine the pictures as moving with his breathing/

Lovely images of Rick's daughter.

best to you.

Dream Painter said...

have not visited your blog for a while, wow, so many new stuff here. love all your recent posts. Awesome!!

ger said...

It wolf-naps, it seems... been reading about this the other day: they take naps from 5 to 10 min.´s duration, then take a quick look about, then turn once or twice before dozing of again...

Totalfeckineejit said...

Sleep is so elusive, the Hypnagogue is beautiful, but I'm still wating for the hip old Pogue :)

Jasmine said...

Beautifully decorated cat. Reminds me of Maori art where they paint the animals they have drawn. Love the open third eye seeing the dream state.

Caio Fernandes said...

i have enjoyed your "mistic" posts .
this one is a image that opens very well the imaginarie of the viewer and expose unknow sides of you !
well done Lady .

Titus said...

Beautiful, and yet a little unsettling for me. It's watching me while it sleeps, like a creature you come upon during a quest.

TFE: please stop it.

jude said...

love the third eye.

Son of Incogneato said...

Excellent drawing in true Susan style. I especially like the head with the many horns/ears, the stars and the third eye.
Although it looks benign enough, I wouldn't recommend waking it unduly.

femminismo said...

This is wonderful. Eyes shut, but the eye on the forehead always watchful. The person holding the bird - or the bird approaching. A whole story on this "beast."

ArtSparker said...

Titus- you may want to avert your eyes from the second post tomorrow.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Oooohhh!

California Girl said...

wow

aleph said...

Dreams must be of a wonderful kind if sleep is induced by such enigmatic & beautiful creature... The drawing is great. I´d stay watching it for hours, it seems to hold a mystery and keeps his third eye on it.

lettuce said...

i love this picture

I'm in need of a hypnogogue at the moment :-(


haha, and my word verification is "drunk". I guess I could try that instead?

Eva said...

Wonderful drawing. Can't say more.

Isabel said...

Beautifully captured levels of perception, Susan!

steve said...

Susan, you're unstoppable! This is such a fab drawing!!

Deb G said...

Oh this is magical...

Oscar Woodruff said...

Love this!

eyetrouble said...

Wow!!! Very cool drawing...

bindu said...

That's a lovely illustration!

jenny2write said...

I love this image - it is perfect. I'd like it on a little poster.

justdoodleit said...

Fantastic! Very mystical too.