Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Digital Production Arts
Eric Patterson, Co-Chair
Dreams and nightmares feature prominently in art, story, and religious practice and tradition throughout history. In this paper I will discuss their prominence throughout these facets in daily life, and the various ways that we, as humans, have tried to elucidate meaning from them. I will study the nature and definition of dreams and nightmares through a scientific, cultural, and historical approach. I will also discuss folklore and the interpretation of nightmarish imagery in the context of an otherworldly adventure through a nightmare. These topics and themes will be shown, explained, and discussed through the methodology of my project- a concept design package for an animated short.
Felber, Olivia, "Nightmares and Hand Grenades: Dreams as A Storytelling Tool" (2023). All Theses. 4039.