Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City (Variation 1)

Dream City

The mountain village where I was born, as well as the mountain village works of Picasso, Braque, Cezanne, and Derain, helped me shape this series.

Due to connectivity and the loss of privacy in the electronic age, the city setting no longer offers anonymity.

The mountain village comes full circle in my paintings, where each one of them becomes a unique entity of intimacy and community. The Dream City Village, if you will.

Dream City (Variation 1)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 30"

Who knows where we sleep? Who knows what we dream?

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City (Variation 2)

Dream City (Variation 2)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 24"

All our gods and cups collide, our myrrh runneth together.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City (Variation 3)

Dream City (Variation 3)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 30"

These good times, the gold dust before dusk, the brightest jewels of thoughts before we close our eyes, blow out the candle.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City (Variation 4)

Dream City (Variation 4)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 24"

Where our lives intersect/dead-end.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City (Variation 5)

Dream City (Variation 5)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 30"

Little engines, we hum, blinking eye windows. We stoke our room fires. We gnash our building teeth. We dream awake. Awake, we dream.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City (Variation 6)

Dream City (Variation 6)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 30"

We repeat, 1, multiply, 2, refrain, 3, repeat. Perfect repeat ¾ all our sweets are gone.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City (Variation 7)

Dream City (Variation 7)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 30"

Blue noon, so much between your blue eyes and my green fingers.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City (Variation 8)

Dream City (Variation 8)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 40"

We did not give our hearts completely away.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City (Variation 9)

Dream City (Variation 9)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 30"

The erased day, the open page, beckons departure.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City (Variation 10)

Dream City (Variation 10)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 30"

The scene remains, a baptism, when we know it not.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City for Barbara

Dream City for Barbara
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
36" x 48"

We dream dormant, time feasts. Its leaves climb our walls, returning our brick to crumble, scattering our mortar to dust. Its life after life, our afterlife.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City Interior (Variation 1)

Dream City Interior (Variation 1)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
36" x 48"

My blue room of clipped words/birds. In the house, a million window mirrors.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City Interior (Variation 2)

Dream City Interior (Variation 2)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 40"

Inside your forests, the world is so small, so far. An open-ended invitation; my answer before the question.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City Interior (Variation 3)

Dream City Interior (Variation 3)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
36" x 48"

This is not a sleep dream. This is the dream that I open our eyes to. You are the dream to which I open my eyes. You grow inside; the warmth of you keeps me awake; the pulse of you keeps me alive.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City Interior (Variation 4)

Dream City Interior (Variation 4)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 40"

We have gone silently out of mind.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City Interior (Variation 5)

Dream City Interior (Variation 5)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
36" x 24"

If you leave, you will slip away, neatly in the grey world, the rain world, neat as a drink, always a part of its unending motion.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City Interior (Variation 6)

Dream City Interior (Variation 6)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
30" x 40"

We unfurl our feet, our tendrils to the sea. The wind whispers what we remember, that the cities were just the pillars, the beacons of our dreams.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City Citizen (Variation 1)

Dream City Citizen (Variation 1)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
24" x 18"

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City Citizen (Variation 2)

Dream City Citizen (Variation 2)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
24" x 18"

In the city, I have lived, I have searched, I have mourned for you.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City Citizen (Variation 3)

Dream City Citizen (Variation 3)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
24" x 18"

Ill used, we will destroy.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City Souvenir (Variation 1)

Dream City Souvenir (Variation 1)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
24" x 18"

Our happiness curio, a butterfly pinned.

Minas Konsolas painting: Dream City Souvenir (Variation 2)

Dream City Souvenir (Variation 2)
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 2013
24" x 18"

In our glasses, the tide rises, the tide falls. Too much is never enough.