Things are not what they seem...

Dreams always begin with a symbol, a thing not what it is normally is, that reveals something deep in the unconcious. They make you look twice before you nail down their meaning, and some of the best art evokes this dictionary-of-the-mind feeling. So here are some great examples of work being done today that have that same fun, oddball, stomach-tickling beauty.

Nicole Dextras' dresses embedded in ice:

Her equally lovely flower and leaf clothes:

Rubbelarium's wonderful embroidered toast, faux baby shoes and fairy dresses:

The incomparable Brooks Salzwedel and his smoke-signal-like works: