Dreaming of Blue by Regina Silveira is an artwork that must be seen in person to truly appreciate it. I had seen this artwork several times in photos from various people but I had dismissed it as being something completely boring before I visited it during the 2016 Setouchi Triennale. When I saw it in person with a beautiful blue sky, the work really resonated with me and my mind changed completely.
Dreaming of Blue is a very simple artwork that covers the facade of the Ogi school gym. The base of the facade was painted a beautiful sky blue with various tiles painted in different shades of grey. The grey tiles were actually blue with a grey “X” painted on top of each tile. Each tile alone is not special but as you move away it becomes clear that it is actually a pixelated form of the sky with a few clouds in it! I had never really imagined it this way when I had seen photos of it but when I was there in person it was completely different.
Dreaming of Blue is very difficult to photograph but it is still very beautiful. I only got a few photos of it and I wasn’t very happy with the results. I really needed a wide angle lens but that wasn’t going to happen this time. I was more than happy to just relax in front of the gym and enjoy the view with my own 2 eyes and I highly recommend you also do the same.