Sleep like a Rose, Dream like a Cloud is a collaborative book between Pieter Nijsten and Audrey Wang. The book arose from clouds photographed by Pieter Nijsten and through letters between the two, the topic of clouds elaborated into their recollection of dreams and memories beyond the physical world.
Photographs: Pieter Nijsten
Text: Audrey Wang and Pieter Nijsten
Design: Audrey Wang
Dimension: 148 x 210 mm
Price: 25 Euros
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Excerpts from the book:
P/ I often dream about floating on Earth. In these dreams I make long jumps (up to hundreds of meters) and when I wake up I still believe that I’m really able to make this kind of leaps. These dreams are very pleasant but the daily reality is a bit disappointing… My mother also had this kind of dreams (in her dreams she could really fly) and I think many people have them too. I think walking on the moon is similar to my dream.
You can tear out the texts and just watch the photos.
A: Last night I dreamed I was blind in one eye, my right eye to be exact. I was walking in a library, and I could feel people watching me but my vision was blurry, as if I was walking through fog. I thought to myself how strange that was because I still had my left eye and should still be able to see to a certain extent. The funny thing is, in my dream I was on my way to print your photos.
P: Do you have nightmares? Are you busy with other projects? I hope you’e sleeping “like a rose” (slapen als een roos, Dutch expression) at the moment…
P: Luckily you landed safe and sound this morning… High in the sky you should be able to see clouds from nearby and touch them. Are there clouds in your (long distance) dreams? Can you say anything about the starting points of your flights? The broomstick makes me think of the fairy tales my mother read to me. If I understand well, your dreams are not bad.