the dream-makers

In a new collection, Dream-Makers (2018 – c), Milessa is using vintage Cabinet Cards from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s (see example on the left). She mingles her imagination with the image of the child or children to create a story that deals with the foretelling of their future careers and/or endeavors.

Dreamlike surrealism is often times dark but it doesn’t have to be! In fact Milessa’s art is colorful and quirky with flavors of happiness. You will find her stories amusing but filled with historical facts.