Honorable Mention / 2016 / Fine Art / Collage

What the trees dream

  • Photographer
    Paolo Vergnano

The plants switch phases of beauty with other quiescent and
inconspicuous. In the winter break, we see them as dead.

The work focuses on this period of long sleep and on what plants
may be able to dream. Not dwell too much on the rationality or
scientific nature of this statement.

The plants dream of what they don’t have neither more nor less
than us. These dreams have the butterflies as leading characters;
in my view, they represent more than any other living thing
awakening, heat, sun, spring.

The butterflies are not only the actresses of the dream but even the
bearers of dreams.

And so the branch becomes caterpillar, an extension where the
butterfly takes flight, after metamorphosis. The symbol of
transformation and rebirth is also at psychic level; their
inconsistency embodies the ephemeral and the resurrection.