The Dream of Sleeping by David Fraiser Driesbach

The Dream of Sleeping by David Fraiser Driesbach

The Dream of Sleeping

David Fraiser Driesbach

Title

The Dream of Sleeping

 
Artist
Year
2001  
Technique
mixed technique intaglio printed in colors with gold leaf detailing 
Image Size
17 3/4 x 23 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 35  
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
buff Rives BFK France wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20546 
Price
$800.00 
Description

In nearly all of Driesbach's printed works there is a man in a top hat and glasses integrated into the narrative. Likely meant as figures of himself, Driesbach is embedded in the surreal landscapes he has created on the plate, as if bearing witness to the action--surreal or otherwise--going on all around him.

Detail-oriented and never one to waste a moment of innovation, Driesbach also registered his large prints with pinholes placed not at the corners of the sheets as was traditional, but placed purposefully through the center of specific objects within the composition: the eye of a horse, the hub of a wheel, the filament of a lightbulb.