Cassidy Luteijn is a 19-year-old artist who grew up in Abbotsford BC and now studies Visual Arts and Art Education at the University of Victoria. She loves being outdoors and draws inspiration from nature in her artwork. Her paintings throw natural scenes, bathed in golden light into abstraction.
It has always amazed me how the vast majority of our lives are spent asleep, and how for most people who do not remember their dreams, this is lost time. I’ve always had very vivid dreams, so when I fall asleep it’s as if I get the chance to live a whole alternate life. One in which my subconscious is the conductor and I’m merely the passenger along for the ride. My most recent work “Illumine, 2016” uses materials from my own bed to invite the viewer into my own dream space. Using their own bodies, the viewers cast shadows on the sheet that are distorted to the viewers on the other side by the folds and creases. This demonstrates the extraordinary concept that dreams are entirely our own world that only we can experience firsthand.