We’ve all been there. Waking up in a haze after realising you’ve just had the most incomprehensible dream. But what was it again? You were playing ‘Monopoly’ with a group of talking cats, or swimming in a fountain of chocolate. Wishful thinking. If sweets happen to be your recurring night-time vision, it’s allegedly indicative of not only indulgence, but a subconscious willingness to spread joy. Sweet.
For centuries, dreams – and nightmares – have left us questioning our sanity, and more importantly, fuelled our imaginations. With the first documentation dating as far back as 3000-4000 B.C, our fascination has grown as we have endeavoured to understand our mind boggling thought processes. Over the years we’ve witnessed dream sequences pave the way for iconic film scenes and help shape literary revelations, now woven into our everyday culture.
At Old Tat, our sugar-coated dreams conjure the sweetest images. In our latest editorial shoot, as an ode to our vivid imaginings, we’ve combined the ethereal with the sickly sweet. With its fairy-tale like resemblance, the candy pink horse is emblematic of strength, power and vitality, making it the perfect addition to our sugar packed issue.
Photography by Jade Berry
Words by India van Spall