Brenda Ferrimani began her artistic work in the 1980’s as a graphic designer, operating her own design firm with clients throughout the state of Colorado, where she resides. During this time she also became known in the area for the historic murals she painted with private and public commissions, and for her work as President of the Berthoud Arts and Humanities Alliance, lending her support to other Colorado artists.
Preferring a new direction from commercial expression, she has recently begun to devote her talents to subjects with personal meaning. Her artistic work now reflects a passion for inner examination, a desire to express the mystery of the psyche’s inner world and the power of dreams to impact and change our lives.
In 2000 she was attending artist to the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and in 2001 her work was included in “Dream Odysseys” at the Porter Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, at the annual IASD conference. Her articles and artwork have been published in The Rocky Mountain Dream Journal, Dream Network, and DreamTime.
“The Silver Tool”
About the dream painting:
“Meeting the Inner Saboteur”
The Dream as related to me by Joan
Comments on the painting:
To me, New York City is a very powerful and energetic symbol and I felt it had to have as much of a presence in the painting as the male and female characters I focused on. New York City in a universal sense is where the whole world meets in trade, politics, art and culture. It embodies all that is positive and negative in the waking world. In my version of Joan’s dream, I can’t help but see how recognizing the darker aspects of human nature (greed, hatred, nationalism, racism, etc…) in ourselves, and seeing these qualities with eyes of compassion could heal the whole world.
The dream also speaks to me on a personal
level. I often dream of New York City, and as an emerging artist it speaks
to my own desire for commercial success. Artists of all types go to New
York in hopes of making it big! Some questions that come up for me upon
meeting my inner saboteur are: How do I unconsciously ruin my own success?
What voices inside my head that tell me I am undeserving, that I am not
enough, or that wanting material things are bad, do I listen to?
2005 IASD Dream Art Exhibition
Conference for the International Association for the Study of
- 2005 -