The idea behind the “Dream Catcher” series is to inspire the dreams of the viewer, especially now, as at times our dreams seem to be slipping through our fingers.
Julia’s iconic painting, “Dream Catcher I”, is beautifully presented as a limited edition Fine Art Print. The elegant white display box contains a small limited edition Fine Art Print, (25x25cm) signed and framed in a very stylish white Box Frame.
It represents an affordable piece of art, perfect as a gift for that special someone in your life.
By definition, the “Dream Catcher” is seen as a protective talisman that is used to protect people from nightmares and bad dreams. The charm was usually used for young children and hung above their cradles or beds. Native American cultures believe that both good and bad dreams fill the air at night.
On a scale beyond what any one could have imagined, we seem to be experiencing a deep and all pervasive sense of loss. For some it’s a lost job or business, a lost loved one, a university degree which has been upended, a marriage or relationship that has not weathered the storm….we have had to face or mortality in ways we could never have imagined.
Julia was invited to show her “Dream Catcher” Collection in Paris, in December 2020, during the Pandemic. The gallerist compared her “Dream Catcher” paintings to Monet’s water lily wartime paintings, which brought psychic relief to the French as WWI was ending. The aim of the show was to allow her work to inspire hope in the despondent Parisian community, as they faced a second lock down.
“Dream Catcher I”, a highly evocative image, was featured by the Turbine Art Fair (Africa’s largest Art Fair in Johannesburg) on their Instagram Feed in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day or Freedom Day in South Africa last year. It appears to have a strong archetypal resonance.