Bonnie Bisbee


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 (acrylic, 4' x 3')

The young woman is blown out of her body by Spirit Guides, and receives a flying song. This is a depiction of lucid dreaming. The dreamer awakes in her dream, and is taught that the Earth of her dream and the Earth of her “waking” consciousness are both dreams: as such, they can be shaped by Consciousness and Will.

She has the freedom to fly, and to choose.
Her Dream Body flies to the distant Shore of New Instruction.

(acrylic, 3' x 3')

The young man who is searching for his father dreams of the Green Man. The faces of the dreamer’s ancestors, from different ages and faiths, appear and unite to form an ancient Earth God, the Savior/Redeemer of the Tyree. The dreamer makes an offering of his desire to give up his own ignorance.
This dreamer finds a close and conscious relationship with both the Spirits of the Earth and the Spirits of the Cosmos.
He therefore ultimately confronts and is illumined by his own Inner Knowledge.


Bonnie Bisbee attended art school in Paris, at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she received her MFA in 1971. Her work has been shown in Europe and throughout the United States.

Artist Statement

Interpreting a symbolic or visionary painting is similar to interpreting dreams: Using free association, each viewer comes up with a unique and valid explanation. As with dreams, there are multiple layers of meaning.

I hope to show something of the healing and spiritual side of nature in my art. To me this is especially important today. We are all looking for a new and better way to relate to ourselves, each other, and this beautiful planet we call Earth.

2005 IASD Dream Art Exhibition

22nd Annual Conference for the International Association for the Study of Dreams
June 24 - June 28, 2005
Berkeley, California

- 2005 -
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