Space – a Doll Room


  • Laura Zaveckaitė



dream model, surreal distinction between dream and reality, visions, visionary painting


Is dream the closest thing to reality? The answer is unclear. Dream has an air of mystery, and thus, it is interesting and important to explore it in the contexts of painting, the surreal, phantoms and imagination.

Logic is not characteristic of the dream realm: in dreams, we believe in anything – everything seems real. Perhaps we accept the reality of the dream as the only truth: in a dream, we can become any creature we wish, look any way we wish and be of any shape we wish; we can dream that we are puppets, sexless, or hermaphrodites. What matters, however, is what we feel. I will try to explain whether, in a specific environment, in a specific defined body, we determine our thinking, and why it changes, why the mind gets confused and the perceived statements are accepted by our consciousness in a hyperbolized way, or are eliminated altogether, and why the environment is observed through the eyes of a “ghostly human being”.

In the first part of the article, while trying to answer the above questions, I will present a dream I have created using the compilation (recycled fiction to create a dream mirage) and “dreamt” methods.

Author Biography

Laura Zaveckaitė

is a painter. She finished the Justinas Vienožinskis Art School in Vilnius (2015), completed her BA degree in Monumental Art (fresco-mosaic) at the Vilnius Academy of Arts (2020), and currently continues her MA studies in painting.

Unknown Lithuanian artist, Infant Jesus sleeping on the cross, 18th c., oil on canvas, photo by Antanas Lukšėnas

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How to Cite

Zaveckaitė, L. (2021). Space – a Doll Room. Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, (106), 351–361.