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Marie Claude Girondé

Photo of painter Marie-Claude Girondé Girondé is a dream-artist who (her agent wrote me) often wakes in early morning and starts painting or sculpting a dream on the spot. I believe it: unlike many of her nondream works these have a predawn look--pale blues rising from darkness. They're mostly oil on canvas, often with built-up bas-relief. She generally posts a quotation instead of telling us her dreams directly, so all we can be sure of is that she dreams constantly and passionately of animals, especially equines--both horses and unicorns.

I've included a couple of her nondream Symbolist paintings that seem to be about her dreamwork, like Door of Eternity.

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DOOR OF ETERNITY: by Marie-Claude Girondé, early 2000s, a painting on the multilayeredness of dreamwork.
"If you put an ear to the door of books and the doors of the night, if you pay attention, you can hear the conversation of poets..."
DREAM OF ABYSSES: by Marie-Claude Girondé, spring 2007, a dream-drawing.
Girondé dreams she's floating through the oceanic abyss...
EVASION: by Marie-Claude Girondé, summer 2008?, a dream painting.
One pays for soaring high with solitude of the soul...
FANTASTIC RIDE: by Marie-Claude Girondé, spring 2007?, a dream painting.
The dreamer overflows from her egg, spills out to become a waterfall, a stampede of horses...
IN THE COURSE OF WORK: by Marie-Claude Girondé, spring 2007?, a dream sculpture
Is that a madwoman riding a horse, or a cougar pouncing on a deer, or are these dream-creatures wildly making love?
LET ME DREAM!: by Marie-Claude Girondé, spring 2007?, a dream painting.
The dreamer becomes a horse, the horse becomes a unicorn. Dreams have their own quests apart from the conscious...
LIBERTÉ: by Marie-Claude Girondé, c. 2005?, a dream painting.
"Freedom is a gift you give yourself." But it doesn't always involve seahorses or babycarriages covered in quills...
LES LICORNES: by Marie-Claude Girondé, fall 2007, a dream painting.
Three unicorns gallop out of the waves...
THE MAD UNVEILERS: by Marie-Claude Girondé, early 2009, a dream painting.
The dancers, in a frenzy, stripped themselves. Not just their clothes; themselves...
MEDITATION: by Marie-Claude Girondé, spring 2007, a dream painting.
A jungle cat needs to take time out from a hard day's predation to have a quiet smoke...
PRAYER: by Marie-Claude Girondé, early 2009, a dream painting.
"Our resurrection is not entirely in the future; it's also in us, it begins, it's already begun..."


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