A Surreal Dream Diary Illustrated Instruction Manual-Style

Vaka Valo’s surreal Dream Diary series blends various generically drawn figures found in how-to manuals — fitted with grim expressions and busy hands — in an otherworldly, nocturnal memoir. The mixed media, C-print collages fusing different illustrated situations together — like first aid instructions and step by step construction pamphlets — calls to mind the sketchy details of our real-life dreams, where only blurry fragments tend to linger in our waking state. Conjoined twin heads, severed body parts and leaking fluids, draped figures, and other bizarre images abound in our gallery below.

Image credit: Vaka Valo [Spotted via Art Sponge]