Tyler Varsell evokes a sense of mystery and escapism with her paper collages.
Like condensation, her images amalgamate different elements of dream-thought into a single visual manifestation. Freud’s dream interpretation conceived of dreamscapes as being woven together by a series of memories, images, and impressions, that come together and fuse into a symbolic composite.
What each symbol represents through association is hidden in the subconscious depths of the dreamer.“And it is only after seeing man as his unconscious, revealed by his dreams, presents him to us that we shall understand him fully. We are what we are because we have been what we have been.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams
Tyler Varsell works full-time as a web and social media manager in Connecticut, USA. She graduated from the University of Hartford in 2011, with a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Web Design & Development. She has been working in collage and mixed media since 2005, which began through the art of altered books and has developed to include works on canvas, paper, book covers, and antique cabinet card stock. She has exhibited both locally and abroad.