In this series of photos, dream is a mask. We don’t know if the eyes under the mask are closed or open. Dreaming and living are not always easy to tell apart. Sometimes dreams reveal a truth about ourselves, but most often they seem to disguise truth. By masking a truth, dreams reveal the deeper truth. Thus dream poems, which are dream masks of sorts, could be more truthful than dreamed poems.
See Eleven Dream Masks. “Dream Mask VII” (not included here) was used on the cover of Dream Diary. Behind the mask: Stephanie Cojocaru.