We each have our sacred spaces and not all of them are physical places. Sacred Spaces is a selection of images from a period in my life when I was greatly influenced by the works of artists Jerry Uelsmann and Robert Rauschenberg. Jerry Uelsmann's influence was the way he cut up his images and then pieced them back together, while Rauschenberg's imagery was much more about materials and the "Neo-Dadaist" style. Of course the main purpose of the images came from my studies of the Surrealist movement. Dreams and perception are the foundation of these images. The first image in the series, "Anvil and the Red Door," was pieced together in a dream one night. When I woke I immediately drew out the details so I could remember exactly the images I would need to complete the collage. These sacred places are from my dreams, but they are not for me but from me as a gift to you the viewer.

Michael Wessel

Anvil and The Red Door
Ring Bell For Entrance
Love Is Fragile
The Window Viewing The Lake
The Ugly Door Made Sacred
The Sacred Space
The Maiden and the Sacred Bowl
Sins Locked Inside
No Parking
The Mail Box Where You Leave Your Film
Cat Spoons
Cathedral of the Mind
Machine to Open Doors of the Mind
My Mausoleum of the Mind
No Parking Any Time
Life Ring
Liz with Tulips
Window To Heaven
Locked Doors of Life and Death
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