The Marc Yankus 'Call It Sleep' Series Explores Memories

 - Nov 5, 2011
References: marcyankus & mymodernmet
There is something hauntingly beautiful about the 'Call It Sleep' series by Marc Yankus that will have people staring into its depths contemplatively for minutes on end. The series makes people ponder and wonder how these images were created, and also stirs the imagination for times gone by.

Created by New York-based artist Marc Yankus, the Call It Sleep series questions what is real and what is not. These photo montages of figures are certainly not real, but they look so convincing at first that it brings out a childlike sense of curiosity and innocent belief in the impossible. As Yankus says, "My evocation of the experience of memory, imagination and dreaming is played out in an invented, visionary place composed of two worlds; the real and the imagined."