"Silverfield's Dream" is a portrait of a dreaming field that holds a vast collection of memories. This location in NY state has been a source of inspiration and escape for the artist since he was a child. He continues to visit and photograph the location whenever he returns to the town where he grew up.


Often in Hochbaum's work the central protagonist is a representation of the artist himself. At times the character is portrayed by a house, or ship, or woman.

Here the body is represented by a house in a field of fern. A collection of dreams hover above the vessel whose windows are dark, asleep.Thia becomes another of the artist's portrait of a memory.


The image is a one-of-a-kind silver gelatin print on Ilford matte black and white fibre paper.

The print is mounted on 1/4" MDF. The print is painted with acrylics and india inks. The surface is treated with a PVA and is then coated in the artist's homemade wax encaustic of beeswax, dammar, and carnauba wax. This coating enhances the work and provides protection without the need for glass.


The mounted print is displayed in a custom handmade frame created by the artist. 


In it's frame, the work is 11.75" x 11.75" x 1.5"


The back is signed, titled, wired, and ready to hang.

Silverfield's Dream