Artist, girl on the Dale Cooper Quartet and the Dictophones album cover, former significant other and friend Revati Locke wakes up every day and draws or paints the dreams she’s just had, then adds them to her dream journal weblog. Every picture is consistently amazing and interesting. I look for tropes and sometimes find them, but the best thing is that I really don’t think she’s trying to do anything except keep a record of her dreams— she’s a truly natural, compulsive artist, so everything simply appears, rather than being “thought up” or planned; when art is improvised like this it comes from a deeper place. I wish I could follow those impulses, as well as be free with my style like she is.
In high school ‘Vati and I each went to an art Summer program MTSU in Murfreesboro, Tennessee called Governor’s School, where we met 20 years ago this month.