My project evolved from looking at distorted memories to researching the surrealist period which had similar qualities of distancing from reality, and how it was inspired by dreams and the psychologist Sigmund Freud. I wanted to show this idea of latent and symbolic imagery in my work based off of Freuds theory of psychoanalysis which was so influential to surrealism and artists such as Salvador Dali.
In some previous experiments I photographed an iPhone charger plugged into an apple, taking 'Apple' iPhone literally which links dream symbols and literal meaning to waking life in Freuds theory. I recreated the photograph by literally drying out and dyeing slices of apple then collaging it creating surreal imagery which might be accepted and not deemed unnatural in a dream state. My close up portrait represents a common nightmare of a strangers face or someone you can't recognise which is why I have only shown part of the face as well as it being pixelated. A collage would make the face more unrecognisable so returned to this medium of using dried apple pieces to create this surreal affect. It was also the right material for my concept as its so uncommon however there are no limits in dreams.