"One thing I pay strict heed to, if you get a hunch about a work in a dream, try to follow it up."1

"Dream. The sky and the earth are one. The light pours down, is lapped up by the greatest sea and absorbed by the receptive earth. All runs through, all the same to express the oneness and allness. Moving, living, being together, to surround everything with atmosphere, to show the direction of its thought and growth, to show that thing coming and going, breathing thorough the object's life, to become part of it yourself and feel its life and growth as your own life and growth, and the sunshine and the night passing through you also, and the lift and lilt of praise pouring through, filtering and rising up again like a mist."2

1Susan Crean (ed.), Opposite Contraries – The Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings, (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2003), 70.

2Susan Crean (ed.), Opposite Contraries – The Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings, (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2003), 78.


Emily Carr

Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA
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