I’ve kept dream journals since the 1970’s and began painting and drawing my dreams in the 1980’s and 90’s.

Recently, I started using my daily sketch book as a source for creating collages that captured the feelings from my dreams.  The Invisible Connections Series were inspired by those dreams and evolved from this process.

In this series I create symbols and abstract images, emphasizing color, line and shape.  I next transfer the collage onto fabric and again rework the content using color and form. 

The result is a play between inner and outer expression.

Invisible Connections
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
That I Should Dance
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 16 x 20 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
Weaving the Threads
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 11 x 9 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
Up Springs the Sweetness
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 24 x 20 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
Tuesday's Downstairs
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 16 x 16 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
Ancient Haunts
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 11 x 9 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
The Royal Road
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 21 x 25 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
The Language of My Desires
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 11 x 9 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
Alone in Reflection
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 16 x 16 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
The Shadow's Glow
2008
mixed media
25 x 21 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
The One to Whom You Hurry
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 11 x 9 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
The Journey
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 15 x 19 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
The Heart that I Loved
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 21 x 17 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
The Goodbye
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 15 x 19 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
The Gaze
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 14 x 12 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
The First Sleep of the Night
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 16 x 16 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
The Dock's Reflection
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 16 x 16 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
Queen of the Great Below
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 11 x 9 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
Weeping in the Road
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 11 x 9 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
Closed Eyelids
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 19 x 15 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
The Violently Pursued
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 16 x 16 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
A Sudden Drenching
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 11 x 9 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
The Serpent
2008
mixed media
w/ frame: 19 x 15 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
Tuesdays at Home
2008
mixed media
12 x 16 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
Sanctuary
2008
mixed media
12 x 12 inches
Sheila McInerney  Invisible Connections  mixed media
Ambition
2008
mixed media
14 x 11 inches
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