Deep Sleep

Beyond the Fields

by Jim McJunkin

Deep Sleep is a collection of some 80 works of art that startle and delight and always leave viewers with something to think about. The book contains verbal musings about dreams in general and the author's own specific dreams. McJunkin has written for this book only about seven thousand words. Readers will find the short essays informative, helpful in understanding the art, and delightful, but mostly they will learn about dreams through looking at the graphic art and pondering its meanings. This book also contains an interview with the artist in which writer Carroll Wilson asks McJunkin exactly the right questions that prompt him to talk about the complexity of his dreams and the art those dreams move him to create.

Order from any bookstore, local or online. This title is also available from Fleur Fine Books of Galveston, Texas. 

About the Author

Jim McJunkin

Jim McJunkin has been making photographs for almost half a century. His brief, formal training as an artist concerned drawing, painting, and design. Then, he says, “a lack of discipline” (in spite of a desire to be creative) led to a stint in the U.S. Army and an assignment as a still photographer in Vietnam.

Since his military service, Jim has been involved in a number of art and photography shows around the country, including Laguna Gloria Art Museum and Mexicarte Museum in Austin, Texas. He has photographs in the permanent collection at the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. He lives with his wife, Beth, and dog, Lily, in Wimberley, Texas.

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