“I can’t remember most of my dreams but I have been praying more all of a sudden.”

Hayley Lohn

Daydream Translations

My dreams have become more vivid and bizarre during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is due to the fact that I now have reduced new daily experiences; my subconscious must reach deeper for memories.

I found that others were experiencing this phenomenon, too, so I recorded accounts of my friends’ dreams as a way to understand how our collective experiences are changing. The photos and written accounts in this ongoing project examine ideas of fantasy, imagination, and the collective unconscious.

I am interested in how these ideas metaphorically and visually come together to question the role our subconscious plays in our lives.