Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Dreaming about David Carson

I'm at home. Still trying to fully recover from the wisdom teeth removal. I'm still talking funny.

This morning I woke up at 7:30 and went to the bathroom to spit and do other gross stuff to get rid of the nasty taste in my mouth. After a couple of baby-cups of orange juice I decided it was all good enough to go back to my room. When I got there I was very much awake... I guess the orange juice got all the sleepiness out of my body for good. So I grabbed a book from my shelf and sat on my bed. I grabbed "The End of Print: Graphic Design of David Carson" and started reading, and thinking. Graphic design books and magazines make me think a lot. More than books on spirituality or even politics. Art books in general have the effect that travel books or novels like "Loving Che" and "Una Vida en el Cine" have in me. They make me want to get up and do something. After reading "Loving Che" I wanted to paint and collect old photos of strangers.

But well, my point was that this morning I was immersed in the work of David Carson. After an hour or so of reading and thinking, I got sleepy. I kept thinking in my sleep. I kept creating art in the style of Carson. I kept saying his name and thinking that I would meet him. I don't remember everything from my dream. I do remember that I went into Barnes & Noble wanting to buy the book because the copy I'm reading is from the Fine Arts Library. I remember that the guy at BN said they only had one and it was theirs for Carson to sign. I remember thinking how lame that was. Maybe they would sell it on ebay later on.

My alarm went off and I remember that every time I snoozed I would add something to the poster I was working on. I said Carson's name a couple of times, so I added it to the work a couple of times. It was interesting. I hadn't had one of those half-sleep-half-awake experiences in some time. I'll have to let my graphic design teacher read this some day, she'll get a kick out of it... She was who made me start looking into Carson's work in the first place.

1 comment:

Coco said...

looks like you're feeling better...
que bueno : )

i hadn't been able to stop by due to my brief hospital stay...but i'm feeling better now, gracias a Dios. so now, i'm trying to "catch up" on with my blogging friends to see how they're doing.

que sigas bien ; )

un fuerte y caluroso abrazo.