Metamorphosis of Dreams explores the divergence between unfulfilled dreams and reality of an elder. Creating digital fantasy derives from observation and imagination about Maria Cadillo, the main subject of my thesis.
Maria and I greatly differ in age, language, and appearance among other things. Despite all the differences between us, she openly accepted me without hesitation. To transfer human warmth via the instant digital world, images were manipulated using both analog and digital techniques.
Questioning and talking about Maria’s past life and dream is a driving force towards more intimacy, imagination, and questions. The whole process of the project is also an emotional metamorphosis for me, especially in today’s world of swift and abundant human connections. As Maria and I become closer, the perspectives of digital and analog also intertwined harmoniously.