Ivy Jacobsen's “A Place to Dream” is inspired and informed by nature where imagined landscapes reveal dream-like places of peace. Composed of multiple layers of delicately painted botanical elements, Jacobsen’s forms are painted between layers of glazes and resin. By rendering the natural forms between these layers, the imagery occupies various spaces in the foreground and background creating the illusion of depth. While deriving much of her composition directly from nature, Jacobsen relies on her imagination to carry each work to completion. It is this balance of using physical reference sources and intuitive fantasy that best describes the process and the intent of this body of work.