Imagine pillows as “dream catchers”- this idea intrigues me. Pillows contain our breath and our dreams, the sensory experience of the journey traveled at night. My paintings of pillows and bedding are metaphors for relationships. My domestic still lifes highlight the intimate and personal, a place that is calm and filled with light. Brushwork and surface in my work lend a lyrical quality. While my work hovers between figurative and abstract, there is a narrative element in my paintings of beds and pillows, evoking a sense of comfort, security as well as beauty. They hint at the passage of time in the same way that images of light and shadow describe a fleeting moment.


Norma Greenwood Art PAINTED DREAMS