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Iron Window

Dreamed by Jim Shaw between 1987 & Jan. 1995.

A professor gropes at an iron-barred window shaped like a woman's torso. Dream sketch by Jim Shaw.


Some professor-types with white beards and black coats approach a door with a 3-D wrought-iron woman's torso for a window and loudly implore what they hope will be a nude model to come down and fill up the silhouette so they can touch her skin through the bars.

--Jim Shaw

EDITOR'S NOTE

This is just the fourth dreamlet of five that night--thought what night, or even what year, isn't sure. 1990, give or take a few years; but as an image it still seems (sadly) current. I worked in a big unversity, and this is still a perfect image of male academics' iron barring of messy ol' sex/women/flesh/life...

--Chris Wayan

SOURCE: Jim Shaw's Dreams, Jan. 1995, Smart Art Press. Dreamed 1987-95; drawn 1993-95.



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