George A. Walker is an award-winning wood engraver, book artist, teacher, author and illustrator. In this new collection, he presents wood engravings inspired by dreams.
Walker's work exploits the REM state, documenting his lucid dream fragments in the form of hand-printed wood engravings. In Images from the Neocerebellum one discovers
abstractions for a larger audience to explore: pages lifted from the binding of Walker's personal visual dream diary. Influenced by Carl Jung's theories
of the dream's relation to the unconscious, Walker began to explore the dioramas encountered in his enchantment, distilling them into single black and white images in
an effort to capture unconscious moments in time. The neocerebellum is that part of the brain that controls visual spacial, procedural learning and the preparation
of complex movements such as would be required in the engraving of lines on a wood block. In the tradition of printmakers such as William Blake and the French
Symbolist Odilon Redon, Walker furrows the psychoanalytic process of bringing the unconscious in the conscious.
ISBN 10: 0-88984-291
EAN 13: 978-0-88984-291-5
ART/Canadian ART 015040 168pp sewn, paper 5.56" x 8.75"
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